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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 gave birth to my second child 7-8 weeks ago, I had an upper left clip oral tear. I waited until I saw my doctor at 6 weeks to have sex (she said it was okay and that everything looked good) but my husband noticed a tear which he thinks is the same spot, we can't even have sex because that spot hurts so bad. Do I need to go see my doctor????





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Upper left clitoral tear**** (correction)

Hi I'm 36 years oldi ,I would like to asked if stil can do surgery my tear of my vagina After 13 years giving birth with my first daughter .as now is embarrassing to see just like connected to My anus , thank you





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I had a baby three weeks ago and I suffered a tear it's not as pain full as it was but it's so uncomfortable and when I walk it's like something it stabbing me and does it feel the same to have sex after wards





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I had a baby three weeks ago and I suffered a tear It's not pain full just uncomfortable nd wen I walk it's like something is stabbing me die. There ant idea what it could be





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I had sex with my boyfriend and have a tear. I tear sometimes but this time it swelled up and around the vaginal opening the wall looks a little swollen and bumpy with some bumps inside i think. I also had some tenderness where my ovaries are. Do i have an infection?





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I tear almost every time we have sex, and I've been having sex for three years.It is right at the bottom towards the anus, and although I can't see anything it bleeds. We could use a bottle of lube and there would be no difference





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I'ts been 5 years since I gave birth to my son and I feel like I was never sewed right sometimes when I have sex I feel like I ripped open a little in that area and when I use the restroom after it burns. I don't think that they sewed me tight enough also it looks as though they kinda bunched it together so I have little knots, even though I'm married I'm still embarrassed. I know that it doesn't look the same as before I had him. I am not very comfortable showing that area not even to my husband. just today I went to the doctor and I had torn inside vagina they had to give me to stitches I was told no sex or anything to be inserted for at least 2 weeks. My husband although he is understanding about it and can wait. I was wondering though if I can have anal sex? I still want to please him has anyone experienced this or something similar to intercourse restriction?





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Jmo, I wouldnt. The wall between the vagina and rectum is quite thin and any movement in there will be felt in the vagina. I'm sure your husband can manage without for a few weeks. Tell him to put your health first. If you really must please him use your hand or mouth.

Hi just over two years ago I had a baby and I tore, they stitched me up and after a few months I noticed some lumps I went to the drs and they said it was nothing to worry about.It now looks awfull, I'm embarrassed and have lots of skin tags and lumps I keep getting dull aches too.





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Hi don't no if anyone can help I'm 28 weeks pregnant and keep tearing when washing or going to loo never had this before.





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Have 3 children I have never experience that If you are just washing the area and that is happening I would recommend contacting your doctor. It sounds like your real sensitive in that area, as you get further along the baby is going to put more pressure you want to make sure that you are not going to have problems or have to be put on bed rest because that area might become weak. You can always call the hospital and ask for the doctor on call and ask them, they might tell you to go in and be seen if they think it might be and issue. If you decide to call ER and speak to on call doctor I would like to hear what advice they give, or if they say it's common. Good luck I hope it's nothing serious.

After having my son a year and a half ago I had torn right on the skin that connects to the clitorous so it was not attatched. The dr. Stitched it together but the stiches came out. When I asked the dr. If it was healing right they said yes but I can tell its not. The skin is detatched from the clitorous and healed kind of folded over. Sometimes it hurts while having sex with my husband and I don't know what to do. I am embarrassed about it and wondered if I could get it restitched or is it to late? Help please its really awkward feeling





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All I can say is I feel for you. Exactly the same thing happened to me with my first of four babies. Some 17 years later its still kind of hanging off. I did avoid sex due to pain for a bit but then I developed granular tissue around the wound which had to be burnt off under local (this type of tissue is ultra painful to touch so I suggest you don't let it happen to you. My surgeon said keep having intercourse to prevent it recurring. He gave me topical lignocaine to help me ease myself back into the groove so to speak. So yes it doesn't hurt at all now, but I feel is very unsightly, although my new boyfriend( after divorcing husband of 20 years) says he thinks I am beautiful. On the other hand the exact same thing happened to my sister and she had it mended privately with great suvcess. The NHS will pay if intercourse is painful but not for vaginoplasty, so as long as you can save up they CAN rebuild you. Actually when I get my divorce settlement I might just go for it myself. Husband was too stingy, and new boyfriend and me both deserve it hey he's been so kind to me in many ways. So good luck kiddo, do not worry whatever Im not!!





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