3 1/2 years after my first birth I gave birth unassisted in the water. I had a tear in the skin right up the middle of my clitoral head and good 2 labial tears. 1 1/2 hours after the birth I transferred to the hospital to perhaps repair the tears, but mostly to control the hemorrhage I was having. The ER staff was in the hallway deciding which OB to call to manage my case. They so kindly saw my old OB's name in my hospital records and called her in to help. I really didn't want her again after what she put me through last time, but didn't have time to wait for another OB to show up since I had already waited 30+ minutes for the first OB and I was feeling really unwell with the hemorrhaging. She did a D&C and repaired the 2 labial tears. 7 weeks after the repair, 1 tear is good enough looking and not causing much pain. The clitoral tear is healing up on it's own very nicely. But the 2nd labial tear looks bad and is causing me some discomfort. My labia was folded in and the very edge of it was sewn about 1/2 inch inside my labia. An edge of my hymenal ring is now attached to the edge of my labia that was sewn in. Now my labia is shorter on that side, in mild discomfort, and looks odd since the darker edge is sewn directly to the lighter inside.
I'm considering getting my botched repairs fixed sometime in the future. My question is who would I get to do that? A gynecologist, urogynecologist, a plastic surgeon that typically does labialplasty, someone else? What type of doctor would you recommend for this type of repair?
Sorry that description was so long and thanks for any input that's offered!
Id start by calling another gyno if you can find one with a good reputation and ask them about a referral or a plastic surgeon who is experienced in those type of things.
After 4 m/c, our is here!
Secondly, I think when it comes to the genitals we need to think primarily of function, not aesthetics. If after many more months, the scar tissue discomfort hasn't subsided, and you've gotten help to reduce the scar/pain but it hasn't worked then that is a different matter.
However, what people often will not bring up that going through and redoing these surgical repairs involved MORE cutting, often excising more tissue to get things to the right 'appearance'. In the area that we're talking about, more cutting is not usually a good thing. As in, reduced sensation. You don't really want more nerves cut, and more nerve dense tissue removed.
A friend of mine, a while back, had some 'repair work done' in a similar area. Yes, the area 'looked better' aesthetically, however did not function better. The healing time/pain associated with it actually was worse than the initial tear and now as a horrible consequence she tells me there is noticably less sensation there sexually than there was before the surgery.
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I tore in my right labia with my second child. Still waiting on records to see if it was repaired or not at birth. After 6 weeks i was still in pain and decided to try repair. The repair did not hold and it ripped again. Now it is worse and more skin is gone but i still have sensation. But it has been like 3 months since my surgery and it still hurts to wipe and have sex. I was wondering if anyone knows how long it takes for a deep labia tear to heal and to not have anymore pain during intercoarse?