Vaginal birth - bruised?

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  1. star fish

    star fish Well-Known Member

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    Obviously this doesnt apply to those who had csecs but for those of you who pushed it out, are you bruised downstairs?

    I've found sitting quite painful and kept wondering if my stitches were getting infected or swollen as pain seemed to be spreading forwards to my foof, so i looked in the mirror and I think the whole area looks kind of bruised. Which i suppose makes sense but no one mentioned.
     
  2. traci

    traci Well-Known Member

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    I was bruised, internally tho. Have you tried arnica? That will probably help. Get something soft to sit on like a rubber ring or one of those neck cushions and get your MW to check your stitches. They could be healing up a bit too tight. I had to have 2 of mine undone x
     
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    Besides the stitches, I felt like someone had kicked me really hard between the legs! I remember the mw saying it was most probably bruising, traci's advice is good - arnica's a godsend! X
     
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    Lilelephant Well-Known Member

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    Same as inky they bruised my coccyx with the forceps too but still feel a bit bruised 2 weeks on


     
  5. kirstymichelle

    kirstymichelle Well-Known Member

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    mine was black and blue when i looked with a mirror i couldnt believe it , i was walking like john wayne! it eased off after a few weeks x
     
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    Princess81 Well-Known Member

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    Try arnica tablets though not cream cos you want your stitches to stay dry x
     
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    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    Yep I was bruised, not nice :(

    How's Ur little man getting on star? Xx
     
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    Sarah13 Well-Known Member

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    That horrible feeling like being kicked by a donkey, I remember it so well! Like the others said arnica is great stuff x
     
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    Binzy Well-Known Member

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    Oh my god, I was in agony for weeks after, I went to the drs to check my stitches weren't infected but they were fine.
    I used to eat perched on the edge of the sofa ( a huge no-no for Italians!).
    It will get better on it's own though. Xx
     
  10. star fish

    star fish Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pos, he's an angel :) just can't stop staring at him! Yours?

    Thanks for the advice and I have got the arnica tablets xx
     
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    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    aww, glad he is doing well. my little man is good, a little bit groany today but other than that he's perfect :) xx
     
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    TiffanyJaynexo Well-Known Member

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    I probably was bruised too.
    I found it uncomfortable to sit a few days after giving birth.
    I also thought that the stinging whilst urinating was one of my stitches from a first degree tear, but after having a look in the mirror, I realised it was actually a graze! My mum said she had the same when she gave birth.

    It's healed now, the stinging only lasted a week and the uncomfyness does get better hun. Just take it easy, be gentle when you go to sit down and try not to sit on hard chairs. It will ease in no time xxx
     
  13. littlemiss83

    littlemiss83 Well-Known Member

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    Yup had the same & nearly 12 weeks later still get that sore bruised feeling. Cant big up arnica enough!!

    :)
     
  14. Lisa_85

    Lisa_85 Well-Known Member

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    What is arnica? And I'm still getting a bruised pressure feeling...

    Littlemiss -did the doctor advise i as normal at your 8week check? I'm waiting for mine as the feeling irritates me x
     
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    littlemiss83 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it is annoying, I never mentioned it at the check, coz i know its just a normal kinda feeling. Arnica is a herbal tablet, they are the smallest little tablets you can imagine, they reduce swelling & bruising, can get them next to vits in boots ect.

    :)
     

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