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Dr. Megan Bird Dr. Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
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Will I have to wait to be stitched after birth?

Will I have to wait to be stitched after birth?

No: Any stitching that is done is almost always done right after delivery. Some doctors wait until the placenta is delivered but you shouldn't have to wait too long. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How many weeks do I have to wait after a vaginal birth to take a bath not shower if I have stitches !

How many weeks do I have to wait after a vaginal birth to take a bath not shower if I have stitches !

6 weeks: Is the standard recommendation so the cervix has time to close. It is not wise to have your feet and cervix in the same water at the same time (always thought that made sense) for 6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Warren Dr. Warren
Family Medicine
5 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I just gave birth vaginally on July 22 and had an episiotomy, I was wondering if there is any signs the stitches busted or anything?

I just gave birth vaginally on July 22 and had an episiotomy, I was wondering if there is any signs the stitches busted or anything?

Yes: episiotomies usually heal fast If you worry then see provider. But if increase in pain or some bleeding or you feel a defect in the area there maybe some changes Followup with provider if it doesn't feel well or marked bleeding from the outside ...Read more

Dr. Susan Almquist Dr. Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 years in practice
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
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Do you get vaginal stitches after birth?

Do you get vaginal stitches after birth?

Sometimes.: During delivery process, some women have vaginal tears (lacerations) that need to be repaired by the doctor/midwife. Suture (stitches) are used to fix the tears. ...Read more

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

4 to 6 weeks: It depends on the extensiveness of the vaginal repair, but in general 4 to 6 weeks which encompasses the post partum period prior to the final check up exam. ...Read more

Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Is it possible that some stitches didn't dissolve after giving child birth?

Is it possible that some stitches didn't dissolve after giving child birth?

Takes time : Your stitches will gradually absorb over time. However, there might be areas of stitches that take longer and you can feel like it is "sticking you". I had this feeling with all of my episiotomy sutures with three kids! If there is increasing redness or fever then you need to be seen. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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Can you poop after birth if you have dissolvable stitches?

Can you poop after birth if you have dissolvable stitches?

Yes you can: To make bowel movements less painful take a stool softener as often as needed to let you'd stool easily pass ...Read more

Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien Dr. Garcia-septien
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Tara Solomon Dr. Solomon
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Is it possible for vaginal stitches after one year of giving birth? If a person didn't get stiches.

Is it possible for vaginal stitches after one year of giving birth? If a person didn't get stiches.

Vaginal sutures: If your OB told you thst you did not get sutures after your delivery and you feel something in your perineal area, please go back to that doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have birth 18 months ago all natural no stitches ever since having our child ever time we have intercourse it really hurts, why?

I have birth 18 months ago all natural no stitches ever since having our child ever time we have intercourse it really hurts, why?

Challenging problem: Painful intercourse is a very challenging problem as there are several organs in the pelvis which can be the cause. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. The vagina and vulva can also be direct causes. This requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Yashica Robinson White Dr. Robinson White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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How long does it take for vaginal stitches to disolve after child birth?

How long does it take for vaginal stitches to disolve after child birth?

It depends: The amount of time it take for vaginal stitches to dissolve depends on the type of suture (stitch) used. Check with your md to be sure. Generally, your sutures should dissolve in 2-4 weeks. Your doctor will confirm when you return for your postpartum visit. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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I gave birth 5 yrs ago and now i noticed that the end of my stitches is swollen.What you think it is?

I gave birth 5 yrs ago and now i noticed that the end of my stitches  is swollen.What you think it is?

Can be normal: If you're referring to vaginal stitches, sometimes the vaginal tissue will grow over the old stitches and give the appearance of swelling or overlapping. This should not affect future deliveries and usually absorbable suture is used for these repairs. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Vanko Dr. Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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It's been five months since i gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?

It's been five months since i gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?

Sutures: I practice here in "the region." the hospitals have chromic and vicryl suture for OB gyn use. They will absorb and it is really unusual that they haven't absorbed. I think you need to see your gyn. Perhaps there was an error and something different was used. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Ive been having pain during sex since the birth of my 10lb son. He was born vaginally and i only recieved 3 stitches after i delivered. ?

Ive been having pain during sex since the birth of my 10lb son. He was born vaginally and i only recieved 3 stitches after i delivered. ?

Requires examination: Painful intercourse is a very complex problem and requires an thorough history and physical examination. There are variety of causes. The type of pain, location of pain and specific triggers are factors that should be discussed in detail. Please schedule a visit with your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Velt Dr. Velt
Diagnostic Radiology
38 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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What could it mean if I have burning and pain when I pee after getting stitches after giving birth?

What could it mean if I have burning and pain when I pee after getting stitches after giving birth?

Urinary tract infect: It sounds like a urinary tract infection. It would also be a good idea to see your doctor to be sure there's no infection. ...Read more

Dr. Elise Sadoun Dr. Sadoun
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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I had a vaginal stitch, 2 weeks after giving birth. I felt healed so we had sex. Is it bad?

I had a vaginal stitch, 2 weeks after giving birth. I felt healed so we had sex. Is it bad?

Yes: You are at high risk of infection 2 weeks postpartum. Please see your doctor before having sex again. ...Read more