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I had a 2nd degree episiotomy and several internal lacerations which they also had to stitch... I'm currently 2w3d pp and feeling much better as long as I keep taking my ibuprofen 800mg around the clock. If I miss a dose, or take it late, I get a little sore which reminds me to take it ASAP.
The worst part right now is the itching... the stitches itch when they are healing, but the dermoplast helps with the itching. Also, I still use my peri bottle most of the time (except when I run for a quick pee when the baby is crying).
Tucks pads help with the itching too.. I spray the dermoplast, wait a couple seconds, then externally wedge a tucks pad up near my stitches (sry if it's TMI).. This controls the itching pretty well.
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JulySpark05:With DD1, it took I believe around 2 months before it didn't hurt anymore. With DD2, it stopped hurting after 10 days.
This exactly. I have no idea what the difference was. I had the exact same tearing with both. I think the first time it was more pelvic soreness that lasted so long.