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Stitches Rebecca Stanford 1 child; Weymouth, United Kingdom 19 posts
Oct 24th '12

I gave birth two days ago and tore both sides of my labia, damaged my urethra and tore that skin just below the opening. I am in constant agony and really would love some advice on some ways of easing the pain of peeing, sitting and general pain.
It is getting to the point of being unbearable and making me so depressed! I will stand by the fact the stitches are way worse than giving birth!

Binky ♡ 3 kids; Pennsylvania 6270 posts
Oct 24th '12

Sitz baths helped me a lot, also invest in this.



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It helps with the burn that can happen from peeing.

user banned 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
Oct 24th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Sitz bath. Don't use the numbing spray. You could use it for the first couple of days but after that, ... [snip!] ... Promise. If its burning while you pee, take a squirt bottle full of water and squirt your vagina as you pee and afterwards."</blockquote>




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That squirt bottle was my lifesaver!

.Solange. 1 child; Montreal, 5566 posts
Oct 24th '12

I tore both holes completely when I gave birth. I had surgery one year ago to close what didn't heal with stitches, so i feel your pain.



I had this sitz bath that I had to take 6 times a day. it's a big relief when you soak in the water. There's a tube in the bath that i had that let water soak exactly where the stitches were. that's all you can do for now. You will feel better in a few days, i promise.

*Turtles* 2 kids; Someplace, UT, United States 6098 posts
Oct 24th '12
Quoting Binky ♡:" Sitz baths helped me a lot, also invest in this. It helps with the burn that can happen from peeing."


:!:

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
Oct 24th '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Sitz bath. Don't use the numbing spray. You could use it for the first couple of days but after that, ... [snip!] ... Promise. If its burning while you pee, take a squirt bottle full of water and squirt your vagina as you pee and afterwards."


:!:This made peeing so much easier for me!!!

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 6008 posts
Oct 24th '12

With my last son, I ended up with 4 LAYERS of stitches. I couldnt even pick up my son while sitting because it put too much pressure on my stitches. Only time helped unfortunately. :(

Rebecca R +1 Due May 4; 1 child; Somerset, Michigan 874 posts
Oct 25th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Binky ♡:</b>" Sitz baths helped me a lot, also invest in this. It helps with the burn that can happen from peeing."</blockquote>



That stuff was heaven in a can!! The nurses sent me home with a can and a half of it lol