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Episiotomy: An episiotomy is minor surgery that involves cutting the perineum during childbirth to widen the vaginal opening.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Episiotomy:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Episiotomy:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Episiotomy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Episiotomy may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent, especially if soft, absorbable stitches are used.
Recovery period for Episiotomy: One to three weeks.
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.
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