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After Episiotomy Care
I feel some stretching at my episiotomy site after 50 days of delivery. What can I do to get relief from that.
Use it or lose it.: I assume you have had your 6-week gyn check after having your baby, &have been given the "all clear!" to have sex again. Vaginal tissue is very forgiving, and will stretch and accomodate wonderfully. The problem here is that you now have stitches and a scar where there was once normal vagina. Continue to have sex regularly to "work it out." this will be a matter of time and patience. All is good. ...Read more
Baby 14months ago, and my episiotomy still hurts sometimes. It almost feels too tight when I wipe &, drying off after a shower I have to pat dry.
Up to 6 weeks: The superficial stitches part will heal in 7-10 days. The underneath part can take a few weeks to feel normal again. ...Read more
Till not tender: This may take 2 - 3 weeks, hopefully not longer. ...Read more
Exam: The cause could be several things. You may have healed with a neuroma (a sensitive ball of nerves), or you may have incompletely healed leaving a scar, or you may have a fistula (a connection from the rectum to the perineum or vagina). All these should be determined in a pelvic exam. ...Read more
I have episiotomy after givng birth 7yrs ago. I feel the episiotomy is getting unstitched and slit frm vag. to anus. Is that would be a health prob?
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