I ripped badly during labor.what can I do for pain and care?
Topic: I ripped badly during labor.what can I do for pain and care?
July 17, 2019 / By Abigil Question:
I just gave birth this past Sunday to my beautiful baby boy. During the labor I received an episiotomy but I still ripped. Not only that but I ripped all the way from the vagina to my anus. I asked the Dr. how bad it was and she said that this was as bad as it could be, but she had seen worse. Needless to say this did not ease my mind. Furthermoreore, they sent me home without any pain meds and very little care info. When I cough it hurts, when I use the bathroom it hurts, plus I'm paranoidoid I am going to rip out the stiches. I am taking a stool sofener to make going to the bathroom easier, but I am still so afraid to push even slightly which leads to half an hour parinoid bathroom breaks. I am also taking advil for the pain and honestly it helps a little but thats all. How long will it take before it is manageable. I know that I wont be back to normal for at least 6-10 weeks, but I just want part of my mobility and sanity back.
Best Answers: I ripped badly during labor.what can I do for pain and care?
Stuart | 9 days ago
No pain medications?? What? What a horrible doctor!!
Ok,first with the bathroom issues. Colace. Your best friend when it comes to that. Start taking that now,unless you prefer to keep taking what you already have been. It will soften everything up,makes it so much easier to go. Because I KNOW how scary that is,worried that you will really hurt yourself. Because you are already sore and in pain before you even sit down on the toilet.
-Two. Demoplast. It's a spray,that cools the area and also helps with the itching associated with healing.
-Three. Witch hazel tuck pads. You place them in your undies over your pads. (Really good if you have hemorrhoids too.)
-Four. Get a Sitz bath. Or you could just sit in a bathtub of really warm water. No soap for now though except for when you shower.
-And finally. A squeeze bottle or something like that. Fill with warm water. Use that in place of wiping for now.
_This is from my doctor's website_
Perineal Wound Care
Perineal tears are very common during vaginal deliveries. The vagina heals amazingly well. There are several important factors that will help promote proper wound healing. Avoid straining with activities such as lifting heavy objects or with bowel movements. Drink lots of water, eat a fiber rich diet and utilize stool softeners to avoid constipation. You may occasionally use a laxative or suppository if necessary. After a bowel movement, remember to wipe from front to back. While bathing do not scrub the perineum or use heavy soaps. Warm water will be adequate for cleaning. You may also use the pericare bottle provided by the hospital for cleansing. You may take tub baths. Do not use tampons, douche or have intercourse for six weeks.
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Originally Answered: PLEASE HELP! I have VERY painful constipation, almost like labor pain!?
When my daughter was 6 she ate a whole batch of bananas. She was so constipated that she couldn't sit lay or walk. Regardless of her pain we had to take to the hospital. They gave her a prescription for caster oil. She had to drink that and drink prune juice. You would probably have to do the same.
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But sometimes medications or surgical procedures are necessary. If your hemorrhoids produce only mild discomfort, your doctor may suggest over-the-counter creams, ointments, suppositories or pads. These products contain ingredients, such as witch hazel or hydrocortisone, that can relieve pain and itching, at least temporarily.
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Relaxing and not doing alot of walking will help a little. Try to stay at home for like a few weeks and have a friend and family member help you out around the house with the baby.
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They should've sent you home with a spray called Dermaplast - use this before and after you use the restroom
Also be sure to use your peri bottle when you pee - this helps to dilute your urine so it won't sting so much
Also call your OB and request you get a mild narcotic pain killer - this will help loads!
Hopefully within 2-4 weeks you should be feeling better down there
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I had the same kind of tear. Its called a 4th degree (front to back tear). It hurt to sit, to stand, to move! My doc gave me a prescription of something that made me almost feel numb..it was great for the pain. I suggest calling your doc and asking for some kind of relief!
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Originally Answered: My wife suffers chronic pain from lupus. Joint pain, headaches,muscle pain, bone pain, sharp back pain and is?
The pain associated with lupus is usually a result of inflammation. The inflammation is the result of an immune system that has gone mad. If the inflammation is not treated the pain will return as soon as the drugs wear off.
Lupus patients on pain management (which I think is a good idea in this case) often change meds periodically because patients can build up a tolerance to the pain medications, rendering them less effective.
The pain causes anxiety (fear, depression, etc) which in turn aggravate the lupus and create more inflammation and pain. When you feel like your life and your body are out of control, of course you will be anxious. And telling someone to "just think positive" only causes more aggravation when you are in pain and afraid.
You wife might considering seeing a pain management specialist for the pain and a good mental health counselor to deal with the emotional issues that come along with a chronic and incurable illness like lupus. Psychologists who work with oncology (cancer) patients are likely to understand the issues.