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Anyone have an episiotomy restiched long after the birth?

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Upwind Mon 08-Jun-09 10:37:59

I had an episiotomy and ventouse when I gave birth five months ago. It is still extremely painful when we attempt sex or when I touch the scar. I have been to my GP twice and she suggested it may be psychological hmm

I really don't think this can be true as I can become aroused just as easily as before. I am also begining to suspect that, as it is still not improving, it may never get any better by itself, no matter how many pelvic floor exercises I do. So I guess I need to think about having it restitched. I would appreciate any advice or experience.

Tamlin Tue 09-Jun-09 08:53:52

Bollocks, ask about a referral to a consultant to ask about a Fenton's repair. I had mine at nine months' postpartum (my GP couldn't see anything wrong with my episiotomy scar either and suggested 'relaxing', but the consultant certainly did - and yes, it was painful to the touch).

Fenton's wasn't a barrel of laughs - it's different chasing a mobile baby with a new cut as opposed to caring for a newborn - but it did heal up perfectly.

Upwind Tue 09-Jun-09 11:30:52

Tamlin, thank you so much! That is very reassuring. I've been googling Fenton's and I do suspect I will need one.

Tamlin Tue 09-Jun-09 13:28:18

I came here before I had my Fenton's, and was hugely relieved to read so many MNers had had it and given it the thumbs up! If you search, there are older threads on here discussing episiotomies which don't seem to have healed right and what your options are...

Upwind Tue 09-Jun-09 15:23:32

Searching those threads has made me realise that there are other options I can also try first - creams and cortisone injections.

I am so glad to find this. Otherwise I would have been inclined to assume that nothing could be done.

MrsTittleMouse Tue 09-Jun-09 15:30:51

If you've searched these threads then you've probably seen that I was told that it was all in my head too. angry There is a lot that can be done. Cortisone injections have changed my life, no exageration.

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