After being induced and having a traumatic three day labour (contractions started as soon as pessary was administered but didn't dilate for 48 hours!), I ended up with an episiotomy after a Ventouse delivery.
I think that the stitches have healed fine as I'm not getting any pain there and I don't seem to have a problem with my pelvic floor, but I am getting what almost feels like muscle or aching pain, at the front of my ladybits around my (for want of a better word...) my "lips".
I haven't looked as I'm still too scared to, but can anyone suggest what the pain might be? I'm wondering if it might be Vulva Varicous Veins. I have had piles since the birth so wondered if I may have them at the front aswell.
Sorry for the TMI but it's difficult to broach this subject without being a bit graphic!!
Our PCT does 8 week postnatal checks, not 6, so I'm going to book in for next week, but wondered if anyone could suggest anything in the meantime.
If paracetamol helps I would think it could be bruising. I had episiotomy and ventouse though, and think mine had settled after around 4-5 weeks, but I was completely dilated so just needed a final 'pull' to help.
Have you still got a Midwife contact number? - I would try them as GPs may not have much experience of this problem, but a MW may be able to answer quickly.