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episiotomy wound granulation

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shine85 Sun 30-Dec-12 20:26:39

Thanks for all your help!

Anyone else have any other experiences too? smile

Waswondering Sat 29-Dec-12 22:00:10

Hi - my first born is now 9 and honestly it's a memory. My gynae said I had to have a cs so it was a non issue. Ds was 9mo when I had the procedure, though from memory 12 weeks was a big, positive turning point. Anything that you think is "wrong" should be checked - keep at them! All the very best ... X

shine85 Sat 29-Dec-12 16:18:09

Hi, waswondering. Thanks for replying. I really hope I can have the same procedure you did. My gynae did say he's waiting for the area to shrink some before operating and I really hope he goes ahead with operating as I'm so fed up and in pain.

I was also thinking I'd want subsequent children delivered via cs, but not sure if I'd be allowed since they normally only perform a cs if absolutely necessary. But, maybe, like you, I'll have to have one given my current circumstance.

I'm glad you recovered quickly. Thank you again for your story...other peoples' experiences really do help. X

Waswondering Sat 29-Dec-12 15:24:34

Hi - welcome to mn and congratulations.

I had this exactly after my first was born. I sympathise fully. I eventually had a procedure done under GA to sort out the granulated tissue (which was totally painless) and that really sorted it out. However as a result of all of this, it was agreed my second pg would end with an ELCS due to scar tissue etc. I had a dream recovery second time around including going on a camping holiday six weeks after my second baby was born. There was no comparison recovery wise despite having had a cs.

Be kind to yourself - you will recover, and enjoy your lovely cuddles. All the best!

shine85 Sat 29-Dec-12 15:06:56

Hi...I'm new here. I hope I am posting in the right section. Let me introduce myself. I go by the name shine85. I had my baby in October and she is now nine weeks old. And extremely beautiful. This is my first baby...and because of my traumatic recovery period, I'm not sure I want more.

I had a vaginal delivery. Failed ventouse, forceps in the end. The doctor gave me an episiotomy, knowing that I was against this. Anyway, about give days later my stitches got infected and I was given antibiotics. A week after this, I went for a review only to be told that my stitches had burst and I was left with a gaping wound. To cut a long story short, here I am, almost ten weeks after the birth, still not better. I've competed ten courses of antibiotics. I finally saw a gynae, who said I had skin granulation tissue. It's very pink, red, sore and stings so much. I try to keep it clean as possible and use water when I go toilet. On top of this, I have a horrible yellowish discharge. Swabs revealed it was thrush, but treatment for that didn't work. The gynae then took another swab and those results came back negative. I don't understand what this discharge is.
I'm due to see the gynae again in 2 weeks, after which a decision will be made. As for now, I'm just feed up. It's wrong to look into your baby's eyes when she's asking for milk, crying, and being in too much pain to move a fast as you'd like. I just want my body to go back to normal, but it seems like I have another long road in front of me. Will I ever heal? I get upset when I read about people who gave birth at a similar time as I did and they're out and about living their normal lives and here I an who gets tired after five minutes of standing/walking.

Sorry for the downer of a post. Any help/experiences/advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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