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How Long For Torn Anal Tissue To Heal?

Published: November 29, 2002
Dear TeenHealthFX,
How long does it take for torn anal tissue to heal after having anal sex?
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Dear How Long For Torn Anal Tissue To Heal?,

 

It usually takes several days for anal tissue torn during sex to heal depending on how severe the injury. In order to avoid tearing in the future, you must use a water based lubricant with a latex condom to help reduce trauma. If you are concerned that you have experienced tearing that has not healed, consult your doctor or healthcare provider. If you do not have a doctor and you live in northern New Jersey, please call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at (973) 971.6475. If you live elsewhere, get in touch with your local adolescent health center or clinic.

TeenHealthFX hopes that if you are having anal sex, you are doing it safely.  Because you are having torn tissue, you are increased risk for STDs, indicating even more the need for proper protection. Also, we would like to remind you that HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases can be transmitted during anal sex, whether there is tearing inside the anus or not.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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