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omg did i

i think i just opened my stiches omg what will happen? im scared i had a baby 4 weeks ago

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 AM on Oct. 21, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • if you opened your stitches or think you did you need to go to the doctor, if you have the stitchs from a natural birth and not a c section depending on how it tears if you do not have someone look at it, you could end up with some damage that effects how you feel sex

    Answer by Laura_Cruz at 1:35 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • it was natural birth

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • Post-suturing: If there is swelling after the repair, apply an ice
    pack (crushed ice in a sterile glove works fine). Make sure to tell
    the mother to rinse with warm water with a squirt of Betadine added,
    each time she uses the toilet. After the first 24 hours it is
    perfectly OK for the mother to soak in the bathtub. It will not
    dissolve the sutures. It is also a good idea to expose the perineum to
    a lightbulb or sunlight to dry it. The mother should avoid applying
    vitamin E or other oils to the wound as these retard the healing
    process. If you have done a good job, the majority of the healing will
    take place within a few days.
    -Elizabeth Davis, Heart & Hands, 3rd ed., Celestial Arts 1997

    To relieve pain and soreness when suturing perineal tears, try tea
    tree oil. The oil also helps the perineal tissue recover and helps
    prevent infection. Tea tree oil penetrates below the upper skin

    Answer by doulala at 2:06 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:07 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

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