Postpartum Sutures?

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Good night. I am Riri. NI am a mother who just gave birth on 21 June. Because when I gave birth I ran out of energy and then the midwife performed a birth canal scissor, so I received who knows how many stitches. Yesterday, exactly a week after giving birth I went to the midwife. It turned out that my postpartum stitches were open. I was given a spray with the Kangen Water brand for the stitching area and an antibiotic to drink. Will the stitches work on their own or will they need to be sewn again? How do you not need to sew it again? Please reply. Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Riri.

Thank you for the question.

The tear made by the midwife here is meant as an episiotomy. An episiotomy is a cutting of the skin and muscles that are located between the vagina and anus. As for the cause of the removal of the episiotomy suture, it is possible that the cause is infection. The episiotomy area is a damp area and contains lots of bacteria, so it is easy to get an infection. Apart from that there are other reasons why the episiotomy suture came off:

Hygiene or hygiene that is not maintained. The presence of other diseases such as diabetes, lack of nutrition or malnutrition in the mother or anemia can slow the wound healing process. Whether or not sewing is needed in the area must be based on prior inspection. We recommend that you consult with a Gynecologist for this. If it should be sewn back, but not done it will be fatal to the mother. The results include:

bleeding in severe infections in large lacerations can affect stool discharge. In some cases reported pain or decreased quality during sexual intercourse. For that it is highly recommended to consult a Gynecologist.

The advice I can give:

Do not use mixed water or use hot water in the wound area, clean the wound with soap and water, rinse using plain water, avoid strenuous activities, consume healthy and nutritious foods, do not use tight pants, change your underwear as often as possible, consume more water, do not smoke and drinking alcohol Hopefully my explanation will answer the question.

Regards,

dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono

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