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After Vaginal Birth
Varies: About 4-6 weeks sounds reasonable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on what: It is normal to use mild pain relievers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin following child birth. In some cases narcotics might be prescribed. Please talk to your provider on impacts these drugs might have on breast feeding as some drugs can be excreted in breast milk (which is why I tend to lean towards non-narcotic options). ...Read more
3 punctate submucosal calcifications seen on pelvic u/s 2 months after vaginal birth.Dr did not recommend follow up u/s. Why not?
Benign: These are benign/noncancerous changes and are frequently seen. They do not require followup. ...Read more
2 weeks after vaginal birth & tubal ligation, husband & i had sex. Used condom but took it off. Didn't cum in me, pregnant? Started bleeding again after
Not pregnant: Women do not ovulate 2 weeks after a delivery, so you will not be pregnant. Bleeding of and on for several weeks after a delivery is normal. It is generally considered a good idea to wait at lest 4 weeks after a delivery before resuming relations because the risk for a uterine infection is so very high during that time frame. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.
If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is unilateral and/or accompanied by pain, would recommend seeking evaluation to confirm not a deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity, which has potential serious medical complications (e.g. Pulmonary embolus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: The rate and way human tissue heals is remarkably consistent; 6 weeks is usual. ...Read more
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
Yes: Your comfort is likely the only guide you will need, but talk to your doctor or midwife about how long you should wait to put anything inside the vagina, based on the specifics of your delivery. Masturbation that doesn't involve putting anything (like fingers or sex toys) inside the vagina is generally safe; if you have stitches or are tender, stop when you have pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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