What is colpocleisis? Colpocleisis is an operation to correct prolapse by closing the vagina. It will not be possible to have vaginal sexual activity after that. This will be discussed with you beforehand and only carried out with your voluntary agreement. Other forms of intimacy will remain unaffected. These operations can be carried out under general, spinal or local anaesthesia. …

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Looking after a third or fourth degree tear following childbirth


What is an injured perineum?The perineum is the area of skin between the vagina and back passage (anus). Some women give birth without injury to the perineum. However, some may need episiotomy and some may have tears. Episiotomies can extend as well. Tears can be classified into first, second, third and fourth degrees. First and second degree tears are injuries …

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