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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Painful bowel movements, swollen vagina

 MommyMe08 - Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:23 pm

I had my baby almost 4 months ago and have a perfect delivery. They said I only had a little tear. Everything seemed pretty normal a couple weeks later. Then I got a cold and had a real bad cough. Ever since then I have noticed that my vagina feels like it is swollen inside and I have very painful bowel movements and some bleeding just about every time I go. This has been going on for about 3 months or so now. I am not sure if this is just part of delivery and if I am still just healing, if it is related to the cough I had, or if there is something wrong.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:10 pm

User avatar Hello,
I would not expect any complications from your delivery at this point. If you are constipated there are measures you can take that should help. Take a fiber supplement daily (like Metamucil) and improve your diets with the addition of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and more water. Exercise daily.

If there is vaginal swelling, you will need to have your doctor examine you. Again, I don't believe this is related to a delivery four months ago. Perhaps you are having a hypersensitive reaction. Try to avoid offenders such as perfumed products (including tampons and pads, underwear, toilet tissue), too-tight pants, etc.

Best wishes.

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