I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 6 days ago. She's completely worth all the pain I went through in labor & delivery, but I tore and the dr said I had a second degree tear. I'm unaware of just how many stitches I have, but the place he checked before I was released seemed to just be inside my vag. I was under the impression that I would have trouble having bowel movements because of this and though I went (with stool softeners) twice, once before I left the hospital, and two days later... I'm still afraid to go. Yesterday I took two stool softeners and nothing happened.. I felt the urge, but couldn't. I guess I am so afraid I will rip stitches though I've been told that I cannot. Just wondering though, how bad exactly is a 2nd degree tear? I can't exactly take a mirror and see... I'm still swollen a bit. My peri-bottle helps so much and the witch hazel pads! But, is the tear just internally where I felt my dr check? Its not as painful as it was but sometimes uncomfy when I sit a certain way. And another thing, I'd never heard of vaginal hemorrhoids. He said I had a couple and I think he did something to those as well.
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4/26/10 at 4:49pm