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Kinion E Whittington, DO
1400 Bryan Dr Ste 301
Durant, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1998

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Braulio Manny Cuesta
(580) 920-0105
1400 Bryan Dr
Durant, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Braulio M Cuesta, MD
(580) 920-0105
1400 Bryan Dr Ste 301
Durant, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Cadiz, Fac De Med, Cadiz, Spain
Graduation Year: 1975

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Darius Roderick Maggi, MD
1014 Memorial Dr Ste 216
Denison, TX
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1974

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Mary Dianne Hicks, MD
(903) 416-6272
1014 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Texoma Parkside Treatment Ctr, Denison, Tx
Group Practice: Texoma Care

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Dr.Christine Taylor
(580) 920-1575
1400 Bryan Dr # 301
Durant, OK
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: McSo
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David Ronald Claypool, MD
(580) 924-1990
1400 Bryan Dr Ste 202
Durant, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Ctr Of S E Oklahoma, Durant, Ok
Group Practice: Medical Center-Southeastern OK

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Sureddi Seetha Devi, MD
(580) 924-1700
1400 Bryan Dr Ste 300
Durant, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish, Other
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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James Timothy Parker, MD
(903) 416-6000
1014 Memorial Dr # 216
Denison, TX
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Texoma Restorative Care Hosp, Denison, Tx
Group Practice: Texoma Care

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Teresa A Rockhill, MD
(903) 463-3033
3405 W Fm 120
Denison, TX
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Texoma Restorative Care Hosp, Denison, Tx
Group Practice: Wilson N Jones Medical Center

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Episiotomy

Episiotomy

An episiotomy is a surgical procedure that enlarges the vaginal opening during labor by cutting the perineum, the skin and muscles between the vulva and anus.

Episiotomy is the surgery most commonly performed on women in the United States.

Between 50 and 90% of women giving birth to their first child undergo this procedure. For decades, episiotomies have been performed on a routine basis to help speed delivery during the second stage of labor; as well as to prevent tears to the mother's vagina, especially serious tears that may stretch to the anus. The procedure was also thought to lessen trauma to the baby and protect the mother's vaginal muscles.

Episiotomies May Be Useful Under The Following Conditions:

  • Labor is too fast. If you are unable to stop pushing and slow your labor, some health care providers believe a clean cut may help prevent a serious tear.
  • Fetal or maternal distress. An episiotomy may speed delivery if you or your baby are experiencing complications.
  • Extremely large or breech baby. An episiotomy may help ensure a safe delivery by widening the vaginal opening.

Currently, there is disagreement in the medical field about the routine performance of an episiotomy. One large study showed that routinely cutting an episiotomy increases the risk of tears in the back of the vagina, but reduces tears in the front. Based on these results, the World Health Organization, among other groups, recommends avoiding episiotomy unless it's absolutely necessary.

What Will Happen?

If an episiotomy is needed, then just before your baby is born, as the head is about to crown, your care health provider will inject a local anesthetic in the bottom of your vaginal opening and make an incision.

There are two types of incisions: median and medio-lateral. The median incision goes straight down the vagina toward the anus; the medio-lateral incision is made at an angle from the vagina to the anus. The medio-lateral is considered less likely to tear through to the anus, but is more difficult to repair and takes longer to heal than the median.

Your health care provider will then deliver the baby through the enlarged opening, followed by the placenta. The incision is stitched closed immediately after delivery.

For most women healing is uncomplicated, although it may take several weeks. You can help speed the process by asking nurses to apply ice packs immediately following the birth.

To Continue The Healing Process Over The Next Few Weeks You Should:

  • Use sitz bath a few times a day, change your pads frequently, and try a heat lamp or hair dryer after you bathe to keep the area around the stitches clean and dry.
  • Take stool softeners and eat lots of fiber to prevent constipation.
  • Perform Kegel exercises. Squeeze the muscles that you use to hold in urine for five minutes, 10 times a day, during your regular activities...

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