Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. How can I prevent getting vaginal tear during sex?

Answered by
Dr. Nadia Khan
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

Everytime I have sex I get a vaginal tear. I did not have sex or wear a tampon for 10 weeks to let it heal. I had sex again last night and it tore again. I do not have an issue with lubrication, so I am not sure what to do.

Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to

Vaginal tears after sex are mainly dependent on several causes like vaginal dryness, chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or lichen planus, etc., and sometimes it may also be caused by the use of recreational medicine like Viagara by the partner. Vaginal tears could be superficial and deep.

Superficial tears usually result after having sex and they usually heal by themselves in few hours to 1 to 2 days and then usually do not bleed heavily. Deeper cuts usually occur during childbirth.

As you mentioned that it took 10 days to heal your previous tear then it sounds alarming. Was there any heavy bleeding or pus coming through it? And how long have you been facing this problem? Can I have a look at any picture of tear? I would suggest you that if you do not have any issues with lubrication (which is the most common cause of vaginal tear during sex) then you must get yourself assessed by the local doctor and get tear examined to determine the actual cause and appropriate treatment.

Was this answer helpful?


Thank you doctor,

I have attached a picture of the tear.

Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome back to

Your tear seems to be of superficial nature (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it seemed to be in healing phase now and usually during sex this kind of tears occur. You must get a full check-up for your general health to see if any undiagnosed problem is there.

Secondly, sometimes vaginal orifice tightness may also lead to these kinds of tears. For that, you can try dilators by gradually increasing their sizes. You might increase the vaginal opening size by dilation to reduce the chance of getting it torn off.

Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
What can cause vaginal discharge after three months of delivery?
Can you suggest few measures to increase the size of my vaginal opening?
What is causing pain during sex at a particular spot inside vagina?
Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers

Can taking multiple antibiotics cause redness and dryness of vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, Ever since being on multiple antibiotics for a persistent UTI a year ago, I have had vaginal problems. It was first a bout of yeast infections and then BV. I have tried many pills, external and internal creams, home remedies, and diet changes, but still, I have redness and dryness exte...  Read Full »

Today, I bled after masturbation. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My period is a little late, just only a day. But, I have been having many pregnancy symptoms. I masturbated yesterday (penetration and clitoral stimulation to orgasm) and a considerable amount of blood came out. Some blood flushed itself out for some time and I am clear now. What does thi...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal dryness and pain following a UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was suffering from UTI and followed by vaginal dryness. Right now, I feel occasional sharp pain in my vagina, which subsides after a while. Also, I am getting pain during intercourse. I wanted to know the ways to treat this vaginal dryness. I had urine and culture t...  Read Full »

Also Read

Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which results in symptoms like severe diarrhea, stomach pain...  Read more»
I was diagnosed with Celiac disease a year back. Can you suggest any medicine?
Having celiac fromnlast 10 year dignosis recently ayear ago since then i am gluten free still cant absorb food feeling w...  Read more»
My head is shivering from 20 days, and it feels like head trauma. What is the cause?
Hello sir, My head is shivering like anything , feeling like trauma is head. And its start anytime in a day and when s...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.