Please help! Can you still feel your stitches?

Cai - posted on 03/09/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I can still feel my stitches when I poop. I'm 4 months pp now and it's driving me crazy! Does anyone here on the same situation as mine? I tried using lactoluse to soften it but it still hurts! I'm exclusively breastfeeding so can't take any other meds. Please help!

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Sarah - posted on 03/09/2016

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You mean you still have pain where you were sutured? You must have a 3rd or 4th degree laceration to feel it in you anal area. Any suture material would have been removed (if it did not dissolve) at your postpartum exam. You can take colace, peri-colace (has a bit more of a laxative than plain colace) or miralax. You may have an inflamed hemorrhoid or a fissure that is not healing. If it have been 4 months, time to go back to your doctor.

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Cai - posted on 03/09/2016

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Thanks Sarah. I thought this was just a normal experience after having your first child but I'm feeling that It's not. My doc says my baby was too big for vaginal birth so probably somewhat connected to the pain that I still feel now.

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