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#1 of 5 Old 11-14-2008, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DS will be 4 months old next week. I only had a 1st degree tear in my perinium, but apparently had a skid mark above that - at the top of my vagina, below the urethra.

The weird thing is that I'm not in pain. I was barely in any pain even from the tear right after giving birth! But... sex hurts!

I don't get it. Just seems like I should be better by now. And I feel just fine, unless I try to stimulate that area. It totally feels abraded & sore. Hurts with even lots of lubrication.
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I had a 2nd degree tear and sex really hurt for about 10 months. I think part of it was a lubrication issue, because I was (and still am) BFing. It seemed like when DD cut down her nursing a bit, sex got a lot more comfortable. I had made an appt. with a specialist, but I ended up cancelling it because things improved so much when DD got close to a year old.

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I had a 2nd degree tear and sex really hurt for about 10 months. I think part of it was a lubrication issue, because I was (and still am) BFing. It seemed like when DD cut down her nursing a bit, sex got a lot more comfortable. I had made an appt. with a specialist, but I ended up cancelling it because things improved so much when DD got close to a year old.
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not comforting at the moment, but true for me too.
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I'm pretty sure that it's hormonal -- I had a c/s, and sex was still painful for me until about 7 or 8 mos. pp (even with lube, etc.).
I hope you feel better soon.
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Oh man, sex hurt SO bad for me for at least 6 months PP. I'm sorry hun. Not fun. I also just had a 1st degree tear. An OBGYN told me something about sex hurting having to do with your pubic bone not coming together properly yet and some cartilage in there still... or something (I'm not sure what he was talking about, but it seemed normal to him).
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