I just delivered Friday (4 days ago) and experienced some vaginal tearing, mainly on one side. I received a number of stitches and have been caring for the area with ice packs, warm water and ibuprofen. It has been increasingly more painful and is starting to feel like I am back tracking after these 4 days.
My husband has looked to see if there is anything that stood out and he saw some swelling, on one side, and on that same side what looked to be a white bubble (more internal rather than on the surface).
I am worried that I am not healing properly or may have irritated the area by too much walking/activity. Any advice? Should I call my doctor (although I figure they will say "that's just normal") or should I give it some more time?
As a first time mom I am getting a little worried....any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Answer by stenhouse_baby at 12:24 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by krisew90 at 12:26 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by dlcthrix3 at 12:37 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by BJoan at 7:11 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Follow dlcthrix3 advice. I was given the Lanocain spray & witch hazel pads. I lined 3 pads on top of my ice pack pads & always used the spray as often as I needed. I also would suggest a sitz bath, as well as stool softeners (in case it still hurts when you go), and either a hemorrhoid pillow or boppy to sit on. I hope you feel better soon!!
Answer by mama_l at 11:37 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
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