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A tear in the perineum is called a perineal tear - there is no other specific name for it.
A perineal tear can occur after childbirth, after rough intercourse, due to dryness of the vagina during intercourse and due to dryness and inflammation causes by yeast or bacterial infections . Radiation can also damage the skin leading to a spontaneous tear. In all cases, the cut is known as perineal tear.
In your case, the yeast infection probably caused the skin to break down.
Depending on how deep it is, the tear may heal spontaneously. Or, if it is very deep, it may need surgery for a repair.
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