Injured Vagina Treatment
Treatment for a vaginal injury may include cold compresses, wound care, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Severe vaginal injuries may require surgery.
Specific treatment for a vaginal injury may include:
- Cold compresses
- Apply for 20 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times per day
- Wound irrigation:
- Rinsing the wound
- Wound cleansing
- Wound exploration
- Wound debridement:
- Removal of dead or dirty tissue
- Removal of foreign bodies in the wound
- Laceration repair:
- Antibiotics for wounds
- Tetanus vaccination
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- For short term use only
- Surgery for vaginal lacerations:
- To remove foreign bodies or repair damaged tissue.
Injured Vagina Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of vaginal injury.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having a vaginal injury again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Injured Vagina Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a vaginal injury:
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