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Old Mar 2nd, 2016, 16:01 PM   1
artyfarty
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Lumpy bumpy 'bits', years after childbirth?!


Hi everyone,
Possible *TMI* ahead

I had my son 4 years ago by vaginal delivery - I needed an episiotomy but also tore in a couple of places. The stitch job afterwards wasn't great, and together with my natural tendency to scar badly, I ended up needing surgery a year later to remove scar tissue (which was sore and bleeding) and re-sew the whole thing under general anaesthetic. That surgery was three years ago. I remember looking down there not long after the surgery and just thinking what a mess it all looked - it was a long time before I plucked up the courage to look again. Anyway, to get to the point, in the years between now and then I've been pain-free, so I guess the surgery was a success. But everything down there looks...well, messy. It's like it's just a gaping hole (I guess they had to remove a lot of scar tissue) but just inside the vaginal opening everything looks lumpy - like, several large fleshy lumps, on all sides. I just figured that's what it all looks like after labour and the corrective surgery, so it didn't really worry me. But lately I've been wondering whether it's normal for things to be that lumpy? I honestly, silly as it might sound, cannot remember what it used to look like before giving birth!! So, I guess I'm wondering whether anyone else has similarly lumpy bumpy bits - are they normal? I don't think they've changed at all over the years since the surgery, but I didn't really pay too much attention to them because I assumed it was scar tissue etc, whereas I've started to panic myself that they're all tumors or something. I need reassurance that this kind of thing is normal! Anyone?



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