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cut and re stitch...?

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shine85 Sat 02-Feb-13 10:07:14

I hope I'm posting this correctly! Sorry if not. I'm new.

Hello...I'm here for some advice really. I had my baby in October. Failed ventouse, forceps delivery. I had stitches for the episiotomy. Five days later they were found to be infected so I was put on antibiotics. About a week later the doctor said the stitches had come open and I was left with an open wound. I gave taken ten courses of antibiotics in total and I think I now have reacted to that...ruby yellow discharge for the last eight weeks. I was eventually referred to a gynae who has given me a date for cutting and re stitching along the perineum. I'm looking forward to it because it could mean and end in sight to all this horrible time I've seen. But I'm also nervous and don't know what to expect. Has anyone here been through this or similar? I would really appreciate some advice. Thank you.

MolotovCocktail Sat 02-Feb-13 22:01:54

Poor you, Shine, I really empathise and can imagine how awful this must be for you. I think what you're talking about is a Fentons Procedure, isn't it?

You'll probably get more information about this if it's re-posted in the Childbirth section - lots of very knowledgeable ladies on there. I've done it for you, hope you don't mind x

RufousBartleby Sat 02-Feb-13 22:13:14

That's terrible OP I can't believe you have been left in that state for so long. I know how painful it is and I actually feel angry that you haven't been treated quicker. I had the same experience but with a much quicker resolution, although my episiotomy was still open. Believe me you will feel better after you are re-stitched. Good luck.

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