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Episiotomy question

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Ducky23 Wed 31-Dec-14 21:16:07

Had my lovely lovely ds on 8th dec. grin

Had an episiotomy which still feels very sore, like a very very bad bruise.

Is this normal? And if so when will i start to feel normal again confusedconfusedconfused

Tia x

Alb1 Thu 01-Jan-15 00:20:29

I'd say that's very normal! I had an episiotomy mid September, started to feel better around 4-5 weeks, then it seemed to feel really bruised again 6-8 weeks (dr said it was normal as if just started doing more) i still have occasional moments now were I sit down funny or something and feel a little bruised but it doesn't hurt anymore and hasn't for a little while now! If your worried ask your docter, that's what I did and she did a great job of reassuring me

Ducky23 Thu 01-Jan-15 02:59:57

Thank you smile was worried incase it was a sign of infection

Priceypizza Thu 01-Jan-15 03:03:47

Congratulations ducky I had an episiotomy with my first and remember taking a good 4-5 weeks to feel recovered from it. Enjoy your lovely little one my baby is 11 now!

Ducky23 Thu 01-Jan-15 10:30:19

Thank you smile

Can't wait for my bits to feel normal! grin

jaykay34 Thu 01-Jan-15 15:47:00

Mine took about 6 weeks...I was on the verge of thinking it would never feel normal again ! It more or less coincided with having my first period after giving birth.
You will get there !

capecath Fri 02-Jan-15 16:26:39

Yeah mine was probably similar 4-6 weeks. Seemed to feel a lot worse then suddenly got better. Midwife said I looked like I'd been kicked by a horse hmm. Not fun.

Allstoppedup Fri 02-Jan-15 16:30:52

Yep. 4-5 weeks here too. I made some soothing pads with witch hazel, aloe Vera and lavender oil and kept them in the freezer for when it got too sore. I think it helped the healing quite a bit.

For the first few weeks I actually showered my bits after every wee, I was so worried about infection! blush

Ducky23 Fri 02-Jan-15 16:39:26

I was worried incase it was an infection confused

Looks like I have a couple more weeks of this!

Allstoppedup Fri 02-Jan-15 16:55:14

Have you been discharged from your midwife yet? She can always have a look for you to check.

I think lots of discomfort or smells would be more to worry about.

Hope you feel better soon. X

bambinibop Fri 02-Jan-15 17:03:17

I took arnica tablets they helped a bit with the bruising. And yes lavender oil in a nice warm bath was very soothing. And one of those cushions you have when you have piles. I made my dh go out and buy one immediately when we got back from the hospital after having dd as I was so uncomfortable. It did take a while to get better do sounds quite normal

Look after yourself!

KittyandTeal Fri 02-Jan-15 17:07:34

Mine took a little longer as my stitches burst at about 5 days.

After being checked by the MW she gave me some wound pads and witch hazel, I popped those on for a few hours a day plus 2 baths (with the baby) with a tiny bit of salt and lavender oil in and it got better fairly quickly.

Dogsmom Fri 02-Jan-15 20:31:02

Did the midwife check them at your post natal home visit?

Mine never hurt at all, I could feel a bit of tightness but it was never painful and I didn't have to take painkillers.

If you're worried get them checked out.

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