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Old Aug 14th, 2009, 06:05 AM   1
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Episiotomy healing time?


I had a quick labour and super fast delivery (and a big baby with a huge head ) and tore then had an episiotomy (side, not centre). After 2 weeks it felt a lot better, but in the last week or so it's quite sore again, and tight. Is this a normal part of the healing process? (I got a mirror out and can't see any redness etc.). How long should it take to heal? Thanks



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2009, 08:12 AM   2
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Well can I just say SNAP same for me, and my baby was also 9lb 3oz!! I would say (its been 3 months now and I feel normal) give it a few more weeks and you will feel so much better, I tried to have sex at 6 weeks which was still too painful for me, but a couple of weeks later I felt much much better hun x



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2009, 12:23 PM   3
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I was much better by 2-3 weeks but still a little sore and still a little sore at 5-6 weeks. It was only around 6-8 that things were ok again and now at 10 weeks things are fine.



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Old Aug 14th, 2009, 13:34 PM   4
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Mine is still sore, but I just went to the DR and he said that the DR's that delivered screwed up my episiotomy and I have to get it redone! I'm sure you're getting it checked out, but if you don't have an appt, I'd get one, just to double check!



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2009, 04:55 AM   5
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Id say 6-8 weeks for me. I found lying on my front helped. I still get a bit of discomfort if I've been on my feet all day x



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Old Aug 18th, 2009, 09:06 AM   6
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In total im sure it was about 2 months for my bits to feel normal as such after my stitches etc. But after a couple of weeks the swelling went down and didnt hurt to sit, just ached a lot like it was bruised.

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Old Aug 18th, 2009, 09:08 AM   7
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mine was still sore for about 4 weeks, it just felt sensitive rather then swollen like it first felt.

give urself 6 weeks and u shud be feeling "normalish" lol

my episiotmy was the side aswel, i think all are done that way x



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2009, 18:50 PM   8
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I had to be cut because they needed to get Emma out quickly as her heartbeat was dropping with every push. I was in real pain for 4 days after, agony on the 5th day, then gradually I felt better. 3 weeks after I'd had Emma we again LOL & it didn't hurt so guess I was healed by then lol



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2009, 14:57 PM   9
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I asked my HV why mine did this and she said the stitches get tighter where the swelling goes down around week 3 and 4 and by week 5 / 6 all pain should be gone. Mine's a side not centre one as well so guess we must b experincing the sameish? hope it heals quickly for you!



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 00:21 AM   10
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I asked my HV why mine did this and she said the stitches get tighter where the swelling goes down around week 3 and 4 and by week 5 / 6 all pain should be gone. Mine's a side not centre one as well so guess we must b experincing the sameish? hope it heals quickly for you!
Ah, thanks I wondered if that could be it.



 
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