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Episiotomy: An episiotomy is minor surgery that involves cutting the perineum during childbirth to widen the vaginal opening.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Episiotomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Episiotomy:

  • Enlarge the birth canal

Non-Surgical Options: Episiotomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Episiotomy:

  • Perineal massage

Anesthetic Requirements for Episiotomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Episiotomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Episiotomy

Possible surgical complications of Episiotomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Episiotomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent, especially if soft, absorbable stitches are used.

Episiotomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Episiotomy: One to three weeks.

Descriptions of Episiotomy

Episiotomy: A surgical procedure where the perineum is cut in order to enlarge the vaginal opening for delivery.

Episiotomy: An incision of the posterior vaginal wall and a portion of the pudenda which enlarges the vaginal introitus to facilitate delivery and prevent lacerations.
Source: Diseases Database

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