The right side of my labia has a tear in it

Hello I was wondering if you’d be able to help me, the right side of my labia has a tear in it I don’t know how the tear came about, 80/90% of the time it doesn’t cause me any bother but sometimes it feels like it’s a little irritated and sometimes a tiny bit itchy I’m not sure whether it would be worth seeing my gp or not? Many thanks

Vaginal tears (known as fissures) are usually caused by physical trauma as a result of activities such as sex, fingering, horse-riding, cycling or accidents. They typically heal quickly without the need for medical intervention.

It is generally advisable to be checked out if fissures don’t heal, bleed, seem infected, or are accompanied by abnormal discharge pain and discomfort.

Given that yours is causing minimal discomfort, I would advise monitoring the situation over time. If there is no improvement fairly soon, or if it gets worse and your discomfort levels increase, it would be a good idea to see a doctor to have it checked out.

Clare xo

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