Embarrassing itch / smell sorry if TMI

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  1. cat lover

    cat lover Mummy to 2 girls

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    Hi ladies

    Sorry, this is a bit gross but I had my baby 16 days ago and my lady parts are quite itchy and TBH I think a bit smelly too :blush:. Is this a normal part of the healing process (I had stitches) or do you think I may have an infection?

    Thank you :flower:
     
  2. KatelynsMummy

    KatelynsMummy Mummy to Katelyn!

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    The itching could be the healing but get them checked if they are a bit smelly, as an infection down there is no fun! :flower:
     
  3. Skye1

    Skye1 Well-Known Member

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    I had my baby two weeks ago - I tore but no stitches.. I am itchy as hell down there though ... I abth everynight in lavender oil to help heal it.

    What sort of smell is it ? :shrug: I'm still bleeding alot so I get that horrible bloody smell :blush:
     
  4. cat lover

    cat lover Mummy to 2 girls

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    Its sort of a kind of smell as though I haven't washed down there in ages even though i wash down there every day :blush: I keep hoping it will go away...

    I wish they told us to expect to itch down there afterwards lol, I wouldn't have been so worried!
     
  5. lauren10

    lauren10 1 DD, 1 angel & pregnant!

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    if you had an infection I think it would be more painful than itchy. You might have a yeast infection? It might all be normal healing though!
     
  6. cat lover

    cat lover Mummy to 2 girls

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    Yeah, I guess I would expect pain or burning if I had an infection? :shrug:
     
  7. kelly29

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    i would say its all normal and healing :) if it hurts or really stinks then you better get it checked out:cry: just what every new mum wants:dohh: xxx
     
  8. sept2010

    sept2010 Mummy and expecting

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    Sounds like thrush...?
     
  9. Nervous_1

    Nervous_1 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like thrush to me as well. I'd get it checked out asap!
     
  10. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    Sounds like thrush to me too..

    Try adding a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender to your bath but ide go to docs when you can.
    And keep the area dry if you can.. I used the hairdrier to dry myself as it was less painfull and quicker than a towel.
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