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Can I tear my stitches by having a bowel movement?

I had my baby 3 days ago. Will I tear my stitches by going? I feel like I need to so bad!

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ashleybgarcia

Asked by ashleybgarcia at 7:59 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • not likely you do need to go tho
    i went alot and never torn mine
    even if you do a little things will still heal
    just dont strain to go
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 8:01 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • you'll be just fine like pp said just do not strain to go which isnt good in anyone's case. congrats on the baby ;)
    Bugsmommy1908

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 8:27 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • They give you colace, or other stool softner so you won't strain..
    vsrillo

    Answer by vsrillo at 9:57 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • A stool softner will help you out as the doctor for it if you haven't got them already.
    SultryLadyBug

    Answer by SultryLadyBug at 12:44 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • I was deathly afraid of going. I had a stool softener PLUS took Metamucil, as per my doc. But everything was fine!
    mommyofwilliam

    Answer by mommyofwilliam at 9:05 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Dulcolax worked wonders for me
    rjacob2008

    Answer by rjacob2008 at 9:00 AM on Jul. 12, 2009

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