Can this possibly be normal? I had some minor tearing when delivering our son--literally, the delivery doctor had to put in just two stitches. When my husband and I tried to have sex again after about seven weeks, it hurt like crazy--even with lots of lube. It was so bad I had to stop. Since then, we haven't had sex many times (thanks to the baby, conflicting schedules, colds, etc.), but though it definitely hurts much less, it still hurts. When will this stop? Did anyone else have pain this long?Answer Question
Answer by mamapotter at 1:07 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by NURSE_MOM_OF_2 at 1:35 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 7:27 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Are you on any kind on contraception? Because I had the same issue after my first was born. It turned out to be the pill (progesterone only b/c I was breastfeeding). After I stopped taking it, the pain stopped.
Answer by beeky at 8:46 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by Mamastheword at 1:23 PM on Oct. 28, 2008
I figured it out on my own although I had been to the doctor several times. The first time, he found a low grade infection so he gave me antibiotics but it still didn't help. The other times after that he was stumped because he says there is no reason why I should be having this problem. I stopped taking the pill after a year and within two weeks I was practically tackling my husband as he walked through the bedroom door.
After my second was born, I mentioned this to the doctor so he prescribed a different pill, but I had the same problem again (although it wasn't as bad). So after a few months I switched to the diaphragm and we were back in business again.
Answer by beeky at 5:42 PM on Oct. 28, 2008