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Vaginal Tearing

Vaginal tearing

A vaginal tear most commonly occurs during the birth of a baby, when the baby’s head stretches the opening of the vagina. Often the walls of the vagina can stretch sufficiently without breaking, but if not then there is a danger that a tear can occur. During the birth doctors may carry out an episiotomy, which involves making an incision in the perineum, the area between the rectum and the vagina. An uncontrolled birth can occasionally cause severe tearing between the vagina and the anus, so an episiotomy can relieve the pressure. Treatment for vaginal tearing normally involves stitching of the wound, and recovery is normally made within 3-6 weeks. There are secondary complications that can occur, including infection of the perineum area, so it is important for sufferers to always wipe front to back to help minimise the risk of infection.

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Hi l am 21 l gave birth to my son 4 years ago l am small framed person was really teared during giving birth but l was never stitched so my virgina is large inside and out this is really causing me a lot of distress to the point l have no confidence in myself have small breasts who wants a relation ship with me l cry myself to sleep l have even thought of killingmyself because of it l went to my doctor but got no help please help please l don'twant to go on like this it is affecting me mently and physical





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Hi, im 20 I have had my first baby 11 days ago I had to be cut from the doctor to make the labour a bit easier. I was stitched up after and a couple days ago I have noticed that I have a gash where my stitches are. I dont know if it is normally where they are dissolving or do I have to go back doctors to get them stitched up again





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I'm 35 and had my first child 3 months ago. She came out with her arm/shoulder alongside her head so I tore. Unfortunately the stitches opened up so now I think I need surgery. It hurts a lot to have sex, plus my scar tissue is giving my husband a sore on his pen is from the friction. What kind of procedure is involved to fix this type of problem? I want at least one more kid - should I have a cesarean next time?





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Am 21yrs old and had my daughter almost 2years ago in september 2012 I had to get 6stitches after giving birth which disolved in six weeks I've recently had sex and I have this pain in the same spot I had the a stitches it evens hurt to go to the bathroom feel like am cut down their right around my opening is it possible I got teared again ?





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54 menopause,vagina tears cant have sex.. skin so thin has been like this for 3 years I had episiotomy 33 years ago,thats where tear is also have ileostomy and no sex drive help





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54 menopause,vagina tears cant have sex.. skin so thin has been like this for 3 years I had episiotomy 33 years ago,thats where tear is also have ileostomy and no sex drive help





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hi i am 21 two days back a had sex with my boyfriend after 5months, now my virgana is itching and this morning i saw that i have i wound. then i went to the pharmasy they gave me antibiotic. will they help me? what else must i do without seeing aDocter?





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I have a vaginal tear between the bottom of my vagina and my anus, i have been to my gpa and a gynaecologist, nothing has helped he gave me cream-fucin, which hasnt helped even after a month of no sex. I do not have any sexual health diseases or anything although i kept getting thrust because of the tears which i get treated straight away. apparently it keeps tearing because i have scar tissue but how do i heal this? please help!





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am 42 and have had 2 big babies resulting in virginal tears, I was never stitched up after. I have been on my own for 2 years and am now wanting to have a sexually relationship but am embarrassed to sleep with my new partner as I feel abnormal. Can anything be done?





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am 42 and have had 2 big babies resulting in virginal tears, I was never stitched up after. I have been on my own for 2 years and am now wanting to have a sexually relationship but am embarrassed to sleep with my new partner as I feel abnormal. Can anything be done?





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