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2nd degree vaginal tear
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2nd degree vaginal tear:
-involves perineal muscles (the muscles b/w the vagina & anus that help support the uterus, bladder & rectum)
-typically require stitches & begin to heal w/i few wks
-to ease discomfort:
-----sit on pillow/padded ring
-----pour warm water over vulva while passing urine & rinse w/ squeeze bottle afterward
-----press a clean pad firmly against wound when you bear down for bowel mvnt
-----cool wound w/ ice pack
-----take pain relievers or stool softeners as recommended by HCP
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