For ladies having had episotomy....

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  1. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    Have you been able to use tampons?

    Im just wondering and feel emabarrassed for askng but ever since having DS 3 years ago I havent been able to use them.

    Am I the only one?

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  2. Nic'n'Keeley

    Nic'n'Keeley Well-Known Member

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    I can use them...but i didn't try until Keeley was 7months old :)
     
  3. glitzyglamgirl

    glitzyglamgirl Well-Known Member

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    I only use them now and again if I have a heavier flow (usually very light) but I dont remember ever having a problem. :think:

    When you say problems, do you mean getting them in the right position or just getting them in? Might be worth a chat with a female doctor. :hug:
     
  4. Minxy

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    I can use them just fine, but normally stick to my mooncup :)
     
  5. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    Mine, are very uncomfortable - they just dont stay i the right position - im guessing it was the way i was cut. So its just good old sanitary towles and i hate them and miss tampons. I feel 11 just using a sanitary towel and no tampons.
     
  6. Funkylady

    Funkylady Well-Known Member

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    No, I don't use tampons anymore... my perineum area is just too damaged I think.... the scar tissue has made it a totally different shape and this may be TMI but I can very rarely have sex two days running without really hurting or bleeding a little.


    The joys of natural childbirth eh!


    xx
     
  7. libs

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    yes - used them on my first Af after having Josh and always after that till I started ttcing (and that's only cos I have some weird ideas... :oops: )
     
  8. glitzyglamgirl

    glitzyglamgirl Well-Known Member

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    I feel the same way and dont particularily like towels, though there are some pretty good ones on the market now......but I had a problem with a tampon many years ago which is probably too gross to go into but it put me off a little lol, I will only use them if I have a heavier flow and am going out somewhere.

    I know this may be a silly question, but could it be you are more tense in that area than normal and so its not going in right?
     
  9. Squiglet

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    Can't be using pads... they're horrible, the idea of sitting in my own menstral rotting blood makes me :puke: .. I'm so going to hate it this time... :(

    I had an episiotomy and several 3rd degree internal/external tears... I was pretty messed up down there... But after I stopped bleeding after having Tia... and started my next period I used tampons. Although I was sewn up in surgery and the surgeon said he'd make me like a virgin again :rotfl: He didn't but obviously it was very efficiently done... :)

    However I did use a moon cup, but while I had no problems using one before I had Tia, even the larger size just doesn't fit right anymore and always leaked... So I know I'm not the same shape down there.

    Tbh I think you should mention it to your doctor, because you shouldn't be having probs like that :think: Try and get a sympathetic one though, just to have a look inside.

    :hug:
     
  10. Lou

    Lou Well-Known Member

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    I used to use tampax but since I has Isaac I get too many clots to use tampons. I have to use pads and spend quite a while each day of my period sat on the loo and I can't have a bath either I have to have showers. I've just started my contraceptive pill again and I thought it would make my 'period' lighter and shorter but it hasn't as yet :( I don't know if I would be able to use tampons comfortably now after my episiotomy? Jed says its the same down below but it feels different to me :think:
     
  11. Sammystar

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    I've had three episiotomies and three tears. I've had more stiches than a hand knitted Christmas jumper, but I still use tampons.

    They don't fit as well as they used to, I have to say, but I just can't cope with that drippy feeling you get with towels....... :puke: :puke:
     
  12. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    *shudder* :puke: :puke: :puke:
     
  13. glitzyglamgirl

    glitzyglamgirl Well-Known Member

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    lol, yeah thats pretty gross, but luckily my periods are so light I only ever drip when I use the loo :lol:
     
  14. Babylicious

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    I didn't have any problems using them after I had paris
     

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