Vaginal pain after natural delivery seven months after birth...

Bec - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi,
I had my daughter 7 months ago and still have vaginal pain... i wanted to get other mums opinions.. if its normal to have pain this long after birth? did u have problems... what was wrong? or did it eventually go away? It honestly feels like there is stitches still in there but i have been checked out 'externally' and the doctor couldnt see any... ive had swabs and ultrasounds done and they all come back clear.... CAN U HELP?

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Lynnie - posted on 06/09/2013

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I still have discomfort 18 months after giving birth to my fith child. But I do remember this feeling up until two plus years after my first. I guess it just depends on how much damage was done at the time as to how long it takes to fully heal. :)

Bec - posted on 01/17/2010

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THANKS so much ladies......
as what kirstin said.. my doctor too told me that its phychological (dont know how to spell that! lol ) but i KNOW that there is pain there! Ive been wanting to get the 'mirena' put in but now i cant :( coz there is tooooo much pain! And i cant go on anything else with oestrogen.. coz i have a blood clotting disorder..... so i kinda want this to GO AWAY!! one of my friends also mentioned about the 'stitches' being too tight! so that may be a factor aswell!
Im goingto ask for a referral to the gyno to see if they can see anything....
Rachel i also have pelvic pain about 2 weeks before my period... (not period pain, more lower pelvic pain)
Apparently i tore a fair bit but i also tore with my last child (before this one) but i didnt have stitches and it healed fine.. so maybe it is a stitch there? idk

Jamie - posted on 01/15/2010

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something nobody has mentioned... my doc sewed me up too tight. so it was extremely painful for a long time. i also had a 3rd degree tear and it took nearly 18 months for me to heal. continue to take baths when you can, that helped me. that was 4 1/2 years ago, i since then had another baby last feb.. and he did the same thing again. so just give it time. your not alone. i just take baths to ease the pain and uncomfortable feelings.... good luck

Rachel - posted on 01/15/2010

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i have pelvic pain not vag pain but my baby is almost 16 months and i have the pain when i'm fixing to start my cycle but my gyno said that is normal and the more u have the more it will hurt.

Kirstin - posted on 01/14/2010

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Ouch! I know that familiar pain. I had my daughter 10 months ago and still experience that pain. I had a 3rd degree tear, my doctor told me that I'm all healed and that it's more psychological than anything. So I felt crazy, but now I don't so thanks. My doctor told me to "pony up and get back on the horse and give her a test ride. It'll be painful the first few times." Don't know it that helps any, but you validated my feelings.

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It was still painful for me a year and half after I had the baby. I tore and had had stitches and even after everything healed externally it still hurt. It will go away with time. Do you know how may nerves are down there seriously? Even after the external skin heals it still takes the nerves a while.

Sharon - posted on 01/14/2010

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My docs did find a stitch left that hadn't disolved... I'd forgotten about that... damn....

But yeah it was a bit painful - lucky for me - hubby took it like it was my first time, lol talk about some giggles.... I don't think I've ever asked him if he'd ever had a virgin...

Katherine - posted on 01/14/2010

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I remember having pain and feeling uncomfortable for a loooong time. I mean birth is major trauma to the body. I would insist they do a full exam, not just poke around and say, "Oh, there's nothing there." How much did you tear, if you don't mind me asking......that may be a factor too. I love CoM ;)

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