did anyone get stitches while giving birth? if so.. did you find them extremely uncomfortable and stingy? im a first time mum and just worried.

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Stephanie_plebilla1991 - posted on 05/23/2013

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I just had my Baby a week ago and im in so much i can put up with the pain but the burning of the pee hurts me more than anything i do squirt water on it but it still hurts im about to go to the emergency maybe it is an infection

Niprib - posted on 11/21/2008

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There is also a non-prescription spray called Dermoplast that you can get at the drug store, and they actually gave this to me at the hospital with my second child. It numbs and there is one that is antibacterial. It does help numb down some of the pain. After I went to the bathroom, I would use a warm squirt bottle of water to rinse, and then spray on that Dermoplast spray. Sorry that sound kind of graphic, but I know how painful it is, and I hope you find something that helps.

Kelly - posted on 11/21/2008

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the bottle of warm water is the best. wait until they start healing-ITCHY! congrats on your baby and keep asking questions.

Andrea - posted on 11/21/2008

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try rinsing with water while you pee it helps also use polsporin on your stitches it helps keep the skin soft. Don't worry unless it looks infected just keep an eye on it.

Tammie - posted on 11/26/2008

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Also make sure to drink lots of fluids! The more yellow your urine is the more it will sting. After I had my oldest I was having issues with it stinging and mt dr. told me to start drinking more. Worked well to make it easier! Hope that helps.

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Tiffany - posted on 11/26/2008

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My dr had me squirting warm water o my stiches when I went to the bathroom, and spraying an antiseptic spray on the stiches as well, but being uncomfortableis normal...

Niprib - posted on 11/21/2008

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SITZ BATHS! I have had 2 episiotomies, and with the first one I didn't think I needed to do the sitz baths, boy was I wrong. I finally decided to do it after I was in so much pain, and they work. Run a bath of warm water and sit or recline in it for 15-20 minutes every day. It will keep those stiches from getting tight and pulling when you sit down. Oh those stiches are not much fun.

Jennifer - posted on 11/21/2008

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I only had 2 stitches when I had my first son, and none when I had my second son, but I agree with all the other ladies, It does get very uncomfortable even with the few that I had. I used that little miracle spray bottle with warm water every time I went to the restroom. I used a little liquid Dial soap mixed with the warm water, just to make sure that I was clean and not going to get infected. It didn't get "itchy" for me, the most uncomfortable part was the ride home from the hospital. I lived 2 hours away from the hospital I delivered at.

Danielle - posted on 11/21/2008

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my episiotemy took a month to heal... i was worried the whole time.

my midwives kept assuring me that it was fine.

they reccomended that i get vitamin e oil (from a health food store)

and after i pee'd i would clean it off down there with just clean warm water, and dab vitamin e on it.

it seemed to be fine within a few weeks. but ya.. it took a long time to heal.

i totally understand your concern... its kinda a sensitive area... you dont want anything to go wrong down there.

Celina - posted on 11/21/2008

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The best thing is taking a bottle ( they usually give you one when leaving the hospital) and when you sit on the toilet spray yourself it makes it feel way better. I hope that everything works out for you and the less stitches you got the easier it is too heal, i had hundreds of them and it wasnt pleasant. But it does get better take things slow and easy, good luck!

Courtney - posted on 11/21/2008

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What you can do too, is take one of the newborn diapers, tear it open on one end on the inside, put ice or an ice pack in it and seal it with the sticky tabs and put that right in your undies. It gives the right amount of cold, and it will make the swelling go down. Other than that, its completely normal. When you start healing you might get a little itch too.

Melanie - posted on 11/21/2008

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Definately normal! Try witch hazel. Or my doctor gave me a spray normally used for sunburns. Benzocaine, or something similar.

Tameeka - posted on 11/21/2008

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hi there with my first child i tore right the way down i had trouble going to the toilet for about a month after i am pregnate with my second child and that is my far of this happening again sum relief that does help is a cold flannel on there and keeping it as dry as possiable so it heels quicker

Mercedes - posted on 11/21/2008

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The squirt bottle of warm water was my life saver every birth. I filled it up every time I had to go to the toilet and literally sqirted the whole time I was going! Then I used the Tucks pads for toilet tissue. Ouch! Those stiches bothered me more than anything! Take some motrin, if you can.

Sue - posted on 11/21/2008

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I had a ton of swelling and stitches with my first. The nurses kept "Tucks" cloths for hemmeroids in the fridge for me and everytime I changed my pad I put a new one on top. They are cool and very soothing and they help a bit with the swelling. Also they are wet so they won't stick to you and pull at sensitive skin when you move around.

Jane - posted on 11/21/2008

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God yes I had loads after giving birth to my son. It was awful not nice at all, extremely uncomfortable especially once they start to pull. My midwife snipped a couple of them for me which helped, but is just a case of grin and bear it I'm afraid and a few neurofen.

Jennifer - posted on 11/21/2008

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I actually had a degree 4 "rip" with my first one. After two weeks I could not poo or pee. I had to go to the ER and they gave me meds. I agree that if it has been a while, and they hurt worse than yesterday you should go back to the doctor. That area of your body is where you should be more worried.

User - posted on 11/21/2008

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Just a suggestion.. Fill a couple of condoms up with water and freeze them. When frozen put it betwenn your legs on the out side of your underpants or trackies/PJ's while your feeding. It reduces swelling and also numbs the area naturally. Worth a shot.

Sarah - posted on 11/21/2008

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Did the hospital give you any sort of spray/squirt bottle for plain old water? If you squirt warm water your perineum while voiding it will help. Also, as mentioned below sitz baths are helpful. If you feel that they are worse now than they were a few days after birth you might want to give your doctor a call, or if at anytime you felt/feel them "Pop".

It will be uncomfortable for a while but it will get better. How long ago did you deliver?

P.S- Congratulations!

Ashley - posted on 11/21/2008

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You may want to call your doctor/midwife to be sure about the stitches. My aunt was allergic to the stitches they used during her labor and ended up developing an infection as well as the pain and swelling. I'm not an expert since I had a c-section and not a vaginal delivery but if they are causing you that much pain, I would definitely contact the doctor or midwife. It could be perfectly normal but it cannot hurt to call.

Hilary - posted on 11/21/2008

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Sitz Baths are the most soothing. If the hospial didn't provide one for you, use a clean water bottle with the squirt nozzle, fill it with very warm H2O (not hot you don't want to burn) and squirt the area. It does take 1-2 weeks for the soreness to dissapate. Congrats!!

Mahaela - posted on 11/21/2008

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youll be fine this is complety normal you will sting while you go toilet and they do feel very sore bout at leaste a week depending on how many stiches you had ...yeh i agree if you are findind it hard to wee sit in the bath and do it mite sound wierd but does help alot and if you are find it uncomfortable to do the other hold a sanitry towel on the sore bits that help not to feel like your not puttin pressure on it ...i know you cant always go in a bath if your out and about so take one of those bottles of water with you x

Crystal - posted on 11/21/2008

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You'll be very tender and uncomfortable for about 1-2 weeks. Going to the bathroom will sting for a little bit. If the hospital gave you antiseptic spray or wipes, I would recommend you use them they help a little. Sitz baths also relieve some of the discomfort. Good luck!

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