Posted in Parent's Health, Postpartum Recovery, For Moms

Probably TMI... postpartum question

Anonymous

Okay so this is probably TMI but I really don’t know what else to do and I’m too embarrassed to call my OB yet. I am 13 months postpartum so I’m obviously cleared for sex, tampons, etc., but I haven’t done any of those things yet (I’m a single mom). I had a vaginal delivery and a 2nd degree tear in both directions and was stitched up. At my six week check up my OB said I was good to resume normal activities. So anyways, I wore a thong for the first time 3 days ago and I am STILL hurting. It feels like I did a few weeks postpartum. It hurts to sit-up and sit down and literally just hurts all over again in the vaginal area. I’m not sure what I did but the pain will not subside. Has anybody else had this issue? What should I do?

  • Anonymous
    Apr 02

    So sorry for your pain! If I were you, I would not wear thongs for a good while longer, keep myself super clean down there and try using a numbing cream, in the hospital I was given some witch hazel moist pads to clean that area and an antiseptic spray with numbing properties. It helped.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 02
  • Carissa
    Apr 02

    Are you breastfeeding? I didn’t completely heal after birth due to low estrogen levels because I was nursing. My doctor prescribed me an estrogen cream to put on it

  • Christa
    Apr 02

    Call your OB or her nurse and talk to her. That’s what they are there for. You shouldn’t be super sore after 3 months. Granted your body is still healing and takes up to a year to feel back to its sassy 💁‍♀️ self. It’s important not to miss things, it maybe something as simple as an estrogen cream, and maybe something else. Don’t be embarrassed to call and ask her! That’s what you pay her for!!! She’s seen your whohaa after all, it’s not like y’all aren’t acquainted!!!! Put modesty and embarrassment aside and call her!!

  • Elle
    Apr 02

    Find a doctor you DO feel comfortable with. Also, a second opinion is often a good thing.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 02

    Thank you everyone! I started bleeding today (not my period) so I did put in a call to my OB and have an appointment for tomorrow. I am still breastfeeding; I had no idea that it could effect healing so I will be sure to mention that! Thanks again!

  • DinaCooney
    Apr 19

    A lot of people don’t know that you can see a physical therapist for pelvic floor issues like vaginal pain, painful intercourse, painful sitting, etc. maybe you should talk to your doctor about that - depending on where you live, your doctor may or may not be aware of it either. I am a pelvic floor PT and these are issues that I treat daily. You may be able to find a pelvic floor PT near you by searching online! Good luck