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perineum after episiotomy

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
Perineal pain: If you had adequate surgery then the endo is probably not the issue. You may have other problems, like pudendal neuralgia/vulvodynia, pelvic floor mus ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mirena (levonorgestrel) won't help : It is my opinion that Mirena (levonorgestrel) won't help. I would suggest scar management possibly under the supervision of a pelvic therapist. Scar m ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Always reasonable: There are several reasons this may occur. Scar tissue, an inclusion cyst, or suture granuloma may have occured. There may be hypertrophic scarring o ... Read More
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Could have developed a cyst or suture granuloma that isnt dissolving on its own. Needs to be checked out.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yury Fayda
50 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it may.: There may be problems with episiotomy,lubrication,your partner penis,sex technique.Try using OTC lubricants. May help.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Have your GYN MD take a look at the area for scar tissue from the episiotomy when it healed. He/she may have to do a revision of the area if it is the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgical incision: An episiotomy, if uncomplicated and repaired properly should look like any other routine surgical incision after it has healed. The vagina is remarkab ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Generally not: The current trend in obstetrics (according to my colleagues) is not to do surgical episiotomies, as there is a great deal of evidence that healing is ... Read More
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Episiotomy: Episiotomy is a procedure done at the time of delivery to facilitate the process. It is done for several reasons and is a judgement call by the delive ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: An episiotomy is a cut in the lower portion of the vulva / vagina to enable a quicker delivery of a baby vaginally -.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: Call your obgyn - likely just a stitch.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Suture: Stitches also called sutures that are used for closing up surgical site like an episiotomy are usually the type that dissolve on their own. A stitch t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ask them!: Older physicians were trained to always perform an episiotomy. Data from multiple studies suggest that it is a mostly harmful intervention.

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