Question about recovery from childbirth (possibly TMI)

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  1. Tiffa130

    Tiffa130 first time mom

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    Is it normal to get a bruised feeling down there 10 days after giving birth?

    Immediatly after having my LO I had mild discomfort & bleeding which went away pretty quick (bleeding is minimal now)

    Then over the past 2 days I've developed a constant bruised feeling & started using ice packs again to ease the pain.

    I tore during childbirth & had 3 stitches but up until now didn't really hurt. Now the whole area hurts (including clit area).

    Is this normal? Or is it possibly an infection?
    It doesn't look imflammed or anything it just really hurts.
     
  2. babyloulou

    babyloulou 1 beautiful baby boy!

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    Did you have an epidural? I found everything started hurting about a week after the birth when it had properly worn off x
     
  3. Tiffa130

    Tiffa130 first time mom

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    No I didn't. No pain meds at all.
     
  4. MissCurly

    MissCurly Well-Known Member

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    Most likely if you're generally feeling fine, and there isnt a smell coming from the area, then i'm sure its normal, and your body is just healing itself.
    x

    If you're really worried then give your midwife a call.
     
  5. babyloulou

    babyloulou 1 beautiful baby boy!

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    Maybe your body was still a bit numb afterwards and is now starting to ache as it heals? Xx
     
  6. JMC82

    JMC82 Well-Known Member

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    I found that arnica helped heal up my bruising more quickly. It's normal to feel uncomfortable for a while after especially after stitches etc. Is your midwife still coming in as you could ask her to have a look? xx
     
  7. MrsNovBaby

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    I felt bruised up to 6 weeks after birth xx
     
  8. justarascal

    justarascal Mum of 1 monster

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    I felt pretty bruised for about 10days-2weeks after. Had no pain meds or stitches and just one very minor tear.
     
  9. sunshine114

    sunshine114 Well-Known Member

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    I felt bruised for quite a while after - I had an episiotomy and loads of stitches. Arnica really helped, as did taking regular paracetamol. My MW told me off for not taking it every 4 hours. I started to and then it really did help. Hope you feel better soon x
     
  10. CaptainMummy

    CaptainMummy Well-Known Member

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    I felt pain for a week or 2, then after the stinging (I had a zillion stitches and a very large graze), I felt bruised for a while. Totally normal!
     
  11. Parkep

    Parkep Very happy mom

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    make sure to take your pain meds every 4 hours! I noticed the bruised feeling swore i was infected because everything hurt, but i started with my pain meds again and it did really help
     
  12. Tiffa130

    Tiffa130 first time mom

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    Oh, I've only been taking painkillers once a day because I was feeling fine.

    Maybe I'll start taking them more often. Thanks :)
     
  13. Kimmy25

    Kimmy25 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Mine was the same I think I must have quite a graze on my clitoris coz it killed for ages!..But if your worried ask midwife to have a quick look xx
     
  14. lizardbreath

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    Its probably Nothing I mean your body just went through Trama. so bruses can show up. With Jaymee I had nothing until a week later and I had a HUGE bruse that you could see. So do worry too much
     
  15. Pixxie

    Pixxie Mum to 1 little girl

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    I felt bruised for about 8weeks, its normal xx
     

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