Pain When Urinating After Giving Birth?
Good morning, I have had a normal childbirth in a month and have had urinary retention, until now I am still urinating. I wonder what should I do to treat it
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Pain during urination can be caused by various causes. A history of urinary retention that has been experienced can affect complaints that you feel at this time. Postpartum urine retention (RUPP) can occur due to trauma that occurs when labor takes place that affects the urinary tract, muscles around the vagina and nerve injuries around it. Hypotonus or decreased muscle tone (muscle strength) postpartum can affect the occurrence of urine retention and can last several weeks or even months after giving birth.
Pain during urination can also be caused by urinary tract infections or urinary tract stones. The existence of labor, trauma regarding the urinary tract, the use of pads during the puerperium, poor hygiene of intimate areas can lead to recurrent urinary tract infections. In addition, urine that is difficult to get out can be condensed and clotted to form stones gradually and trigger the development of bacteria. This is what can cause complaints that you feel.
Therefore, we recommend that you conduct an examination directly to the obstetrician to find out the exact cause and the provision of appropriate treatment.
The thing you can do to help reduce the symptoms is to maintain the cleanliness of the female area properly, if it is still in the puerperium often change pads and panties. Wash the female area from front to back and dry afterwards. Inadequate body fluid needs and pain medication consumption to help reduce the pain that is felt. Provision of drugs such as antibiotics must be based on a prescription and direct examination by a doctor.
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