I gave birth a month ago and had a forceps delivery that involved an episiotomy and catheter. For the last three weeks, I have noticed a dull burning/stinging sensation around my clitoris area (could also be the urethra, can't tell). At times, I have sharp needle like sensations as well. The burning/stinging is almost always there no matter if I'm standing, sitting, or lying down. I've tried vagisil and linocaine cream (topical anesthetic) and they both just make things burn more.
I've seen my midwives and OB/GYN. They say that everything looks really good and is healing well. I've done swabs and urine tests and everything comes back negative. They can't figure out what's going on with me. I personally think it might have been the catheter, but who knows. They say that it's not a normal complaint. That has me worried. I can deal with this if I know it's temporary and will eventually heal, but I'm not sure I can if this is permanent.
I know it's only been a month, so I should be patient, but just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and whether or not it went away. Also, a timeframe and coping strategies would also be greatly appreciated.
I want to just enjoy my beautiful new son and not have to worry about this anymore. Thanks so much.