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Will I need to have an episiotomy with an assisted delivery?

Will I need to have an episiotomy with an assisted delivery?

Not usually: I don't know why you are planning on having an assisted vaginal delivery. There are a few fetal and maternal medical conditions that lead a physician to perform a vacuum or forceps delivery. Whether you are going to have an episiotomy depends on many factors including your anatomy and fetal heart rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Massarat Zutshi
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Episiotomy (Definition)

An episiotomy is a cut in the lower portion of the vulva / vagina to enable a quicker delivery of ...Read more


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I feel some stretching at my episiotomy site after 50 days of delivery. What can I do to get relief from that.

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

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How soon can I and my baby swim after vaginal delivery with episiotomy?

How soon can I and my baby swim after vaginal delivery with episiotomy?

Varies: You should wait till all bleeding and lochia cease-about 4-6 weeks and check with your doctor. Ask your pediatrician about the baby. I wouldn't rush things, ...Read more

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I was wondering if it's ok to have anal sex 12 days after you have a vaginal delivery. I've had no tears, no episiotomy or hemorrhoids. I feel fine :)

I was wondering if it's ok to have anal sex 12 days after you have a vaginal delivery. I've had no tears, no episiotomy or hemorrhoids. I feel fine :)

Generally safe: Given the specific scenario described, this is likely safe. Listen to your body, however, and stop if you feel discomfort. ...Read more

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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

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Sir, i am suffering from scar endo metrosis for the last 15 years near perineum after episiotomy duing first delivery. Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cure this problem.?

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 muscle pain. Mirena (levonorgestrel) could help as well as Danazol suppositories. But you need to be evaluated by a pelvic pain specialist. ...Read more

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Is the episiotomy done for evry normal vaginal delivary?

Is the episiotomy done for evry normal vaginal delivary?

No: It is not mandatory to have an episiotomy with every vaginal delivery. Sometimes it is necessary to allow the baby to come out more easily or in an effort to prevent a larger laceration that would occur naturally. Your doctor will decide on the need for one at the time of your delivery. ...Read more

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Is it mandatory to do episiotomy in normal vaginal delivary?

Is it mandatory to do episiotomy in normal vaginal delivary?

No: It is not mandatory to have an episiotomy with every vaginal delivery. Sometimes it is necessary to allow the baby to come out more easily or in an effort to prevent a larger laceration that would occur naturally. Your doctor will decide on the need for one at the time of your delivery. ...Read more

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Gave birth 10w assisted by forceps. 2nd degree tear episiotomy. Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 5w ago and polyp removed 1 week ago. No infections but vulvar pain?

Gave birth 10w assisted by forceps. 2nd degree tear episiotomy. Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 5w ago and polyp removed 1 week ago. No infections but vulvar pain?

Not sure of question: Vulvar pain from trauma (tear, episiotomy, other causes) can sometimes take a while to resolve. Some times they persist and become chronic leading to a condition called vulvodynia and may need special treatment by your doctor. It may be due to neuropathic pain from abnormal neural activity, due to nerve injury, that persist despite no ongoig disease or acute injury. ...Read more

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What's an episiotomy?

What's an episiotomy?

Episiotomy: It is also known as perineotomy, a surgically planned incision on the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall during second stage of labor. The incision, which can be mid line or at an angle from the posterior end of the vulva, is performed under local anesthetic (pudendal anesthesia), and is sutured closed after delivery. ...Read more

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