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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'm 26 weeks pregnant work my second child. When giving birth to my daughter i did have an epiziotomy to avoid tearing. This was 3 years ago. I've since had sex no problems. A week ago my boyfriend and i had sex in a certain position with my one leg up so he wouldn't put pressure on my growing tummy. This caused a vaginal tear in the same area the epiziotomy was in. Do i see my doc and see if i need need stitches.





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I recently had sex and during the intercourse I felt a lot of pain to my vagina and was extremely uncomfortable. A few days later I had a look down there and noticed was looked like white blisters and a tear between and vagina and anal. I have also noticed a change in discharge (very watery and lacking in any smell) can you tell me if I have caught an infection in the tear or if this is something different





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Hi, I'm only 15 years old and I have a tear like next to my clitoris, it looks like a scar that isn't healing with a bit of blood coming out, I've had it for almost a week now and is very painful when wearing knickers, I've not had baby at all because I'm at still a Virgin. It is red and sore round the area and its just generally painful, I have washed it just with warm water to prevent any infection but I don't know what to do, I need help?





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I gave birth vaginally 9 years ago today actually! Tore quite badly and had lots of stitches internally and externally, no major problems after and I healed up in scout 6/8 weeks. The problem I have is over the past year I have become so wide inside that my hubby can hardly feel me, could this be scar tissue gradually loosening me over time or what could it be? My self esteem is at rock bottom and it's causing great problem in our marriage. I have appointment with my gynae but not for another 6 weeks! Please help!!...





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It's been 5 years since I had my son, and I noticed about 2 months after birth that I was torn in my vaginal area and the doctors never told me nor have me any stiches. I've always wanted to bring it up in appointments but I'm to embarrassed to ask if it's to late to get stiched up. Any suggestions in what should I do ?





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My daughter is 2 and a half and when I gave birth to her I tore down below and I ripped all the way down to my bum. Since then I cant really have sex as Its so sex and its like where I got stitched up it rips back open evry time and cuts open is very sore. I use lube and doesnt help, evry time I have sex im left in agony till I heal again. So really I cant have sex or a sex life. And wearing thongs agravates me and rub. What else do I do? I dont have sex much but it isntvthat. Thats not the problem. I just get ripped and teared open again evry time.... its been like nearly 3years since I gave birth yet I still get ripped open after sex. Hasnt healed ever. Im 26 and I cant even have a sex life gets me down.





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Hello everyone I have baby on the first of agust 2014 and he weigh 1b9 something he tear me up while giving birth and I got some stiches..and now its about 7 weeks now since I av baby.me and my boyfriend tried to have sex but his penis went in soo easy it feels really big and totoaly different I cant feel anything is it possible that I dont stich up properly cause it to feel that way am soo worried can someone please help me out here plz





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I tear after sex sometimes, I have never had a baby and this heals after a few days. I tear at the bottom of my vagina. Do I need to be worried? It only stings if a wee after sex then is fine,.





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Im 18 and each time i have sex with my partner I struggle to get his penis in, it feels as though there is something blocking it from going in and is very uncomfortable. I also get a tear just at the bottom of the vagina hole. It is very painful after sex, i can only have it once and have to wait around a week before i can have it again, but then it tears again. I am very tight and sometimes he struggles to get 2 fingers in, I feel very bad that this happens not only for myself but for him to, it is very frustrating. Does anybody else get the same or have any advice on this please?





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I have the same thing and have seen a gynecologist who did tests and said I have an allergic exczema. They said I could have the fentons procedure, but I dont see how this will help if I have exczema. Sex can be really painful and it is very frustrating and depressing. I'd really like to get help but just dont know where to go next. I'm not sure if it is related but my anus also tears sometimes when I do a poo.

After they fix your tear dose it fill the same





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