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What is Fenton’s procedure (also called Fenton's repair)?

By July 29, 2014 - 6:16pm
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I have heard a little about Fenton’s procedure (Fenton's repair) to help with painful sex. What are the details/specifics of this procedure? How do I know if i'm a candidate? 

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Hi Carrie Margaret Allen ,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Fenton's procedure is a commonly performed operation in which any scar tissue that hasn't healed satisfactorily is removed. Sometimes incisions over-repair themselves, leaving a raised area within the vagina that can become sore and cause pain during intercourse. In the procedure, this scar tissue is cut out and then the edges of the new incision are placed together and re-stitched. Some gynecologists prefer to do the operation under a local anesthetic, because it is not dissimilar to the original procedure of having an episiotomy done and then repaired. Other consultants prefer a general anesthetic because the patient is more relaxed and the scar is easier to see. Hope this information has helped?






July 30, 2014 - 5:43am
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