How To Deal With Post-parting Swollen Stitches?
Hello, my child is 6 months old, I have a vacuum, but the stitches inside are swollen, when I get sick, the water is a little hard to sit.
Hello Rizka, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Tearing that occurs in the vagina during childbirth indeed sometimes requires sewing to ensure that the shape and function of the vagina after childbirth can still be optimal as before the birth process occurs.
These stitches that have been stitched properly and properly so that they are free from various complications such as infection of the scar or re-tearing, will generally improve well within 2-3 weeks after suturing.
Reading the complaints you wrote above, then most likely the stitches are still not healed completely and may have complications, therefore, it is highly recommended that you check yourself back to the obstetrician who used to help you give birth to be re-evaluated at your condition and determine what therapy or recommended action based on your current condition.
For the time being, in addition to immediately checking your condition to the doctor, it is highly recommended that you continue to maintain the cleanliness of your vagina, especially in the scarring. Avoid intercourse until there is further advice from a doctor. If pain complaints are felt to be very annoying, you can take pain relievers such as paracetamol to help reduce complaints with the appropriate dosage on the package.
I hope this helps.