A week ago I had my 6 week postnatal checkup. My GP has referred me back to the hospital where I gave birth to see a Gynecologist. My episiotomy stitches have healed well but I have been left with a small opening in the scar, close to the vaginal opening, that needs to be fixed incase it splits open.
i am wondering if anyone else has had to have stitches repaired and how painful it is during and afterwards? My initial stitches were so sore i could barely it down or walk for 3 weeks. Plus getting the stitches just after birth was horrific, and that was with all the great hormones and excitement etc.
i am terrified of the pain i will have to go through again as GP thinks part of the scar will have to be re-cut and stitched.
Im more scared of getting it fixed than i was giving birth!
i am also annoyed that the original stitches were not fixed when i was still in hospital or during my early postnatal checkups. I had several midwives comment that the stitches were gaping and they would say to me - just keep your legs shut and it will all heal, it needs to heal from the back to the front......