Everything You Need to Know About Vaginal Tear
Vaginal cuts are injuries to the vaginal tissues, including the vagina or the vulva, which are the external genitals. Severe tears are often caused by childbirth and having sex without proper lubricant. But smaller vaginal cuts, also called micro-cuts, are common and heal independently.
Vaginal Cut Symptoms
Cuts or splits to the vagina are often visible to the naked eye. But smaller injuries, like those to the internal tissue, may not be obvious. Symptoms of vaginal cuts may include:
If you suspect a vaginal cut, it is recommended to do a self-exam and keep an eye to see if the symptoms get worse and contact a doctor immediately as it may be infected.
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Vaginal cuts occur from a wide range of causes, but one of the most common causes of vaginal cuts is having sex, usually without proper lubrication.
Some other causes of vaginal tears include:
If you have any of the skin conditions mentioned below, you are more likely to experience vaginal cuts:
To diagnose a vaginal cut, the doctor must perform a physical examination and take your medical history. This helps them understand your symptoms and any other medical conditions or other factors that may be the reason for the injury. The healthcare provider will also ask whether the symptoms are new or recurring to determine if you have a history of vaginal cuts.
When the cuts are small, the healthcare provider may use a surgical instrument with a bright light to magnify the injured area during the examination.
Most vaginal cuts usually heal up quickly with no scarring. However, call your healthcare provider if bleeding or pain does not clear within a few days after the injury. Here is a few vaginal tear treatment in Pune suggested by our doctor:
If underlying conditions cause your vaginal cuts or get infected, they should be treated by a medical professional.
In some cases, your doctor recommends medicines such as:
- Anti-fungal cream in case of yeast infection
- Antiviral medications in case of herpes outbreak
- Vaginal estrogen cream
- Antibiotic creams or gels
- Steroid cream for psoriasis, dermatitis, or other conditions that cause local inflammation
- Pain medication for severe pain
Prevention tips for vaginal cuts caused by sexual activity are:
- Use plenty of lubrication
- Avoid the use of sex toys.
- Try different sexual positions
- Take a bath before sexual intercourse
Sexual activity should not be painful and should not result in injuries. Be sure to learn how to communicate if sex is causing any discomfort.
If you decide to shave or wax your vagina, here are some useful tips to avoid cuts:
- Avoid using a dull or rusty razor
- Wet the skin and use shaving gel
- Rinse the razor after each stroke
- Take special caution, and shave very gently
- Shave the hair in their growth direction
- Avoid shaving while lying down
- Don’t allow others to do the shaving
- Avoid waxing or shaving when skin is injured
- Ensure that the skin is dry and clean
- Hold the skin tight when removing wax.
Skin in the genital region is very delicate, sensitive and prone to injuries. In some cases, underlying medical or skin conditions may make your skin even more fragile and prone to cuts. If you have a vaginal cut, understanding what caused it is important to prevent it from happening again. If you are looking for vaginal tear treatment in Pune or other intimacy-related issues, you can contact us or book an appointment directly with Dr. Ramit Kamate.