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    Default Painful intercourse 11 weeks after cesarean section

    My son is 11 1/2 weeks old, he was born via emerg csect. Ive had no end of trouble this time round (2nd emerg csect) infection of uterus. 2×infected scar and 1× abcess in scar. Retained product... Its been 11weeks of hell health wise.

    We tried having sex just over a week ago and it was INCREDIBLY painful. To the point im terrified to have sex again cos I dont want to go through that pain again.
    My pap test was incredibly painful too at 6weeks. I went to gp tonight cos I thought it might have been due to uterus prolapse (other symptoms aswell) but she did and exam and she said all was ok and basically said that my pain should eventually go away and to use lube- which we did.

    My question.... if you've had pain during sex after a csect, what was the cause?? Just want some ideas on why this is happening. Im going to see a diff lady dr but wanted ideas first.

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    Are you breastfeeding? I had the same issue after my c section and I couldn't understand how it could be any different, seeing as no bub had come out my v. Spoke to my OB and she prescribed medication to insert daily for a certain number of days. Sorry can't remember what it was called, but they use it in some menopausal women. Apparently it's the breast feeding that changes the tightness is your v and I guess if you had a v birth, well it would be bigger anyway. I remember how painful it was, really put me off sex, till we got it sorted.

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    I still find it painful and DD is now 14 months. We barely dtd cause I'm terrified of the pain! (And I breastfed so it's interesting that it might have something to do with that).

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    If your breastfeeding OP, you will have a lack of/decreased estrogen which can make dtd painful due to dryness and lack of flexibility down there. The hormones needed to produce milk can lower your libido as well.

    You can usually be prescribed Ovestin cream to help with that.

    Otherwise I would get the Doctor to check for adhesions you may have inside, as that will make your sore as well and especially if you already have a history of abscess in the scar.

    Another thing to consider, have you had an internal ultrasound to make sure every bit of retained product has been expelled/removed, because even the most minuscule amount can wreck havoc on your body and be incredibly painful even 11 weeks down the track.


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