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How Long Do You Wait To Have Sex After An Episiotomy
Till not tender: This may take 2 - 3 weeks, hopefully not longer. ...Read more
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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
40-60 days: it really depend how bad the episiotomy is, first you have to allow enough time for the wound to heal,and that take up to 30 days ,could be more. second you have to give the uterus enough time to heal,and stop bleeding,and that take anyway between 30-40 days. third you have to give enough time for the cervix to completely close and become tight,to prevent any infection, last ask your doctor. ...Read more
I had an episiotomy a month ago and dr said i could have sex after a month. No pain during sex why does it sting at the stitches after sex when i pee?
May be too soon: I typically recommend at least 6 weeks for sex after a tear on the vagina. I'm assuming your md examined you and felt the vagina was well healed. It stings at stitches because your urine is acidic and the area where your skin/vagina is still healing is sensitive to that acidity. The sex is likely causing some disruption to the vaginal lining, making a little raw. Let it heal and will do fine. ...Read more
38 yr. Marriage. One child. Extremely infrequent intercourse. Very painful sex w/blood. Gynecologist states episiotomy to blame. Any options for me?
Assuming it is not: From atrophic vaginitis which means vaginal thinning due to lack of estrogen in the vaginal tissue - that can cause all of your symptoms, and can be treated with low dose vaginal estrogen like Estrace cream, if it is really from episiotomy which is possible but not likely, the episiotomy can be redone with a minor surgery, you should go for a 2nd opinion before u would have that type of surgery. ...Read more
Why is it that when I have sex without a condom I'm sore in the perineum area for days? I had an episiotomy 5 years ago, could that cause discomfort?
Call your OB MD: Call your OB MD who delivered you and ask as most want you to wait until after the post partum checkup appointment. ...Read more
Possibly scar tissue: I'm not sure if you have had persistent pain or if this just started to occur. If it has been persistent pain for two years, the pain is often related to scar tissue. If it's recent pain it may be due to an inflammatory process or an infection. No matter what you should be evaluated by your obgyn. ...Read more
I had an episiotomy 7 weeks ago in the delivery room... 7 weeks today me and my partner had sexual intercourse... After i noticed very little blood when cleaning myself in the vaginal area... I feel no pain but do I need to seek medical help? I'm afraid i
Seek med advice if..: Episiotomy suturing should have healed by 7 weeks. Check to see source of bleeding, if it from the suture site and if you are not able to stop it seek medical advice. If self limiting, probably mucosal bleed due to sexual intercourse - keep an eye on it for future bleeds. ...Read more
Do most women rip or get a episiotomy during labor? Im terrified because im so sensitive there even when me and my boyfriend have intercourse.
Episiotomy: It is common for women to tear perineal tissue during delivery, especially if it is their first child. The degree of tearing varies but rest assured that all physicians are trained to help you deliver with minimal tearing. It is not recommended to perform routine episiotomy during every delivery- it is up to the discretion of your physician. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
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