How Long Does Pain And Swelling Last After Episiotomy?


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An episiotomy is basically a - to 3-inch-long (2 to 4 centimetre) opening that is created in the vagina. This is done so that the vagina can be made a little wider. Generally, the pain during the process of delivery is reduced when the doctor uses an anaesthetic to numb that particular area. After you are done with your delivery the doctor stitches it up which generally heals in 10 days period.
You will definitely have some kind of pain and swelling but this could be reduced if you ice the area that is swollen for at least 24 hours. Sit in bath water for may times a day. You can use some pain medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. It is best to consult your doctor on such medical guidance.

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