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Anyone have a 3rd degree episiotomy?

Ouch! I did. Healed pretty good though.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Health

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  • I did with my first. It hurt to have sex for a year about YEOUCH!

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:23 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I don't know what degree mine was. From what I understand they put in 25 stitches just to close it up.


    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 11:29 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • my docs let me tear for both. studies show that tearing is easier to repair and and causes less damage than an episiotomy in the way of the length of the cut. by letting me tear i only had to have 2 to 3 stitiches with both and i wasn't in much pain at all.

    Answer by laura970 at 12:28 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • I had 4th degree rips with my first and 3rd degree with my 2nd.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

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