Pat - posted on 03/12/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am 65 and I had my two children when I was in my early 20's. I had one episiotomy with my first birth, and a tear with the second. The tear went straight back to my anus. I healed quickly with both births, and had no difficulty with pain or discomfort with either scar until two years ago, when the tear scar started to break down. It seem to develop a paper cut like opening along the entire length of the scar. Bowel movements really irritate the problem. Sex is impossible because the scar extends right into the vagina from the back side. I have seen three different doctors and two garnicologists, and no one has been able to solve the problem. I have tried a number of creams, which did not work, and one of the doctors suggested using a different positon but that didn't work either (rubbing is rubbing no matter which direction it comes from!!) No one seems too concerned about my situation - I guess they think that at 65 I shouldn't be complaining!! Maybe they would like to tell my husband that! If anyone has a know solution. or a suggestion as to where I should seek help I would love to hear it!