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Fully Healed?

Is there anyone that is not fully healed still?

I am 7 weeks pp and still healing. I had a 2nd degree tear which took 3 sutra kits when only one is usually used. I've been having to do kegal exercises but so far it's not helping

Has anyone else experienced this? Doc said I might have to have physical therapy to make things right again

Re: Fully Healed?

  • I really didn't feel good till last week and I'm 10 weeks out.  Everything was still swollen and hard for awhile.  I would just give it more time and keep doing what you are doing.  There are a lot of factors that may come into play.  Hematomas, the suture not dissolving as quickly, and muscle damage are all examples.  It was 3 months before I felt normal after my first delivery.  I really thought I would never heal or get rid of the heavy feeling in my pelvis.  I did eventually :)  I hope you feel better soon and don't need physical therapy.  I'm not quite sure what they would do, eh hem, down there.  :\">

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  • I really didn't feel good till last week and I'm 10 weeks out.  Everything was still swollen and hard for awhile.  I would just give it more time and keep doing what you are doing.  There are a lot of factors that may come into play.  Hematomas, the suture not dissolving as quickly, and muscle damage are all examples.  It was 3 months before I felt normal after my first delivery.  I really thought I would never heal or get rid of the heavy feeling in my pelvis.  I did eventually :)  I hope you feel better soon and don't need physical therapy.  I'm not quite sure what they would do, eh hem, down there.  :\">

    They have exercises to work on toning and controlling your pelvic floor muscles. Lots of women have had to do it after childbirth or for other reasons. I have interstitial cystitis and I had to do PT for it before I had kids.

    And yeah, OP, it can take things longer than you expect to get back to normal. It was awhile before I felt normal after my first vaginal birth, and even then it was kind of a new normal. Hang in there.
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  • Thanks ladies. The doctor mentioned they could shock the muscle which doesn't sound fun to me...hanging in there and staying positive
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