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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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I've been with my partner on and off for 5 years, he's always torn me during sex; but this time it's in a totally different place and it seems to be taking longer to heal. I've been to the hospital and was told it doesn't need stitches and to keep the area clean, it's been a week now and it still bleeds, stings when urinating, uncomfortable and swollen also some discharge which I think smells quite bad, is that normal or am I overreacting?





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When I first had sex 4 years ago I tore at the opening of my hole, I thought it was normal seeing as I was told it would be extremely painful the first time and I need a lot after (just like I was told). The rear healed and I was sort of left with two hits as it was quite a large tear so couldn't go back to normal. I wand t worried but a few years later and I have had a few more years in the same area and now I have had a look after God know show long it looks pretty mashed up. My opening now looks like a star and one part has even tore right up to the lips of my vagina. I can actually see the walls inside my vagina it's that bad. All the tears are healed, but should I have seen a doctor or should I see one now that I know how bad it is down there? Also what could they do if I went now?





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My vaginal was stitched but it later get loosed and because of the pain I did stitch it again, my husband was complaining that he did not like it the way it is been wide what can I do, I am mother of 3 over 40 years





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Hi guys I feel embarrassed about my private part I somtimes I have give my partner stupid excouse just so we don't make love. Our first born wighed 8.15once nearly 9ponds...when she was a baby now shes 11 years old. I only had gas and air with her give birth naturally only problem was that I had a 3degee tear where I tear inside and outside right down now to my anus I had our second daughter who is 2 years old and she was 8ponds 10onces had nothing with her naturally give birth and apparatlly only had a tiny tear where they said it didn't need to be stitched up. It was bed enough after giving birth to my first one but now it's just crazy I don't feel sexy or turned on or like a women more like titanic. Please someone help 😱





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I had my girl 14months ago and tonight me and my other half had harder sex then what we use to have, I had to have stitches after delivering her. I went to the bath room and ever since women area feel big and don't feel right,I feel like it's been opened up more, I'm worried, shell I get checked out or is it just me.





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I have had sex recently and the skin seperating my 'pee hole' and the hole the penis goes in has ripped. Im extremely embarrassed to tell my doctor. Is this normal? How do i sort it?





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I had this, it's healed now without any help from a doctor as I was too scared to let anyone look down there, but I put some supreme on to help ease it a bit.I have never been to the doctors about my tears but feel I should. There are a lot. But don't worry your not the only one Who has torn there. The pain will go but it may take a few days.

Hi everyone, Just recently i had gotten a tear between my vagina and i guess i would say 'butthole' cant think of the right term for it right now but every time i use the bathroom my piss will hit the cut and it stings badly. The crazy part is i havent had sex in almost 5 or 6 months & i had my baby a year ago. Im kinda freaking out here. I dont know if my vagina still tears from where they stitched me or its something major. Someone please help!





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I've had 2 babies. My first was 2 and a half years ago. My 22nd was 4 months ago. Ever since my first delivery, it hurts to have sex. Seems worse now after having my 2nd child. It feels as if I have cuts inside, at the base of the vagina opening. Last time I saw my OBGYN, which was a little over 2 months after delivery, she said it's probably dryness from low estrogen levels. She examined and said she saw some redness. She applied something topical that burned like he'll and said it would help. Once it stopped burning I did feel better down there. After sex though it hurt again. I know it isn't due to dryness because I wasn't dry yet still used lots of lubrification to be sure. Hurts to wipe afterwards. I don't want to have sex anymore. Please help.





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Aftetr one weeks of making stiches my vagina opens because of infection and they told me that it closes by it self. shall me wait pationtely or what shall i do





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I am 20 years old and suffered a very violent rape while volunteering in Africa which led to bleeding of the vagina and anus. Due to inadequate healthcare in Africa I received little medical attention until I returned to the UK a month later. I took all the necessary medicines for HIV and other illnesses as well as an abundance of antibiotics for over a month. It has now been four months since the attack and I am still suffering bleeding and pain. There are visible pink lines as well as raised ridges leading from the vagina to anus which I assume is scarring. I am also aware the left side of the labia has stretched significantly. I have previously been advised to leave the area to heal naturally, however four months on, I am beginning to doubt this will happen on it's own. Is surgery an option to correct this? Many thanks





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Hello Just a quick suggestion: you may want to try comfrey oil - I've personally found it helps to heal skin quickly. Also you could consider taking a zinc supplement - it can be difficult to get sufficient amounts from the diet and it has a role in helping skin repair. Hope this may be something to consider Kind regards Lola


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