Pain In The Stitches After 6 Weeks Of Normal Delivery?

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I want to ask that during normal delivery I got a lot of stitches, because I was afraid that I didn’t maintain cleanliness and humidity after 5 days of checking it turned out that the stitches came off and almost got infected, so they had to be cleaned and stitched againrnAfter being stitched back a few days later said The midwife who checked me had 1 stitch that came off but didn’t need to be stitched backrnrnNow that I’m 6 weeks after giving birth, sometimes I like to feel sore from the stitches and it hurts when I try to have sexrnWhy is that? What is the effect of open sutures? Because my husband said there is a small hole under the vagina? And is there an ointment for pain relief? Or should it be sewn back?

1 Answer:

Hi aisha,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

With proper care, the suture marks in the perineum after normal delivery will generally heal and coalesce within 2 to 4 weeks. Sutures that are infected can certainly hinder the healing process. If you have received proper treatment, namely with wound care and re-stitching, then you have treated the wound properly, then by now the wound should have healed. However, if you repeat the same mistake, namely not maintaining the cleanliness of your intimate organs properly, then it is not impossible that your stitches will fail to unite again and experience repeated infections.


The stinging that you feel in the area of ​​​​the stitches, especially during sexual intercourse can indeed indicate the perineal stitches that failed to unite due to infection. However, this stinging sensation appears as a natural thing because of the formation of scar tissue in the suture that is less elastic, so it is easy to become irritated if you make excessive movements or if there is too deep penetration of the penis. It is also possible that this pain arises due to other causes, for example:

Vaginismus (increased contraction of the vaginal muscles during penile penetration)

Vulvovaginitis (infection of the vaginal lips)
Dry vagina, usually related to hormonal changes (including due to breastfeeding and birth control side effects)
Other infections around the perineum

Vaginal fistula (abnormal passageway that connects the vagina to other organs, eg rectum, anus, bladder)

Irritant contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with irritating substances, such as vaginal deodorizers, pantyliners), and so on

Need to clarify what kind of hole your husband is referring to? Where is the exact location? How big is the size? Is it oozing pus?


If it is true that a hole appears under your vagina, then it is possible that your complaint has something to do with a fistula. However, this needs to be confirmed by direct examination by a doctor. So, it's not enough just to have an online consultation like this, right.. Our advice, you go to an obstetrician to be clear about what the best treatment is to deal with your complaints. If it is true that the originator is a vaginal fistula, then definitive treatment can be done by surgery.


At this time, you should limit sexual intercourse first if it still feels very intense. Always keep your intimate organs clean. Use clean and loose pants. Avoid using scented vaginal soaps or sanitary napkins that contain perfume to prevent vaginal irritation.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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