Quoting Addi's Momma:" It hurt for a good year after DD was born. I eventually had DH start massaging my scar and after a while it really helped. It doesn't hurt anymore."Good idea with the massaging! I had third degree tears, so it's a pretty big scar. I also had stitches on the inside. The inside is really the issue, doesn't hurt so bad on the outside.
Quoting That-Girl:" Are you BF-ing? I was always dry and it was always painful until she was firmly established on solids"
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" Yes... I think it stopped hurting at about 6 months pp... It sucked."Ughh.
Quoting just l00kin:" it took almost a year after my first was born to feel better."yuck
Quoting !!Katie!!:" Good idea with the massaging! I had third degree tears, so it's a pretty big scar. I also had stitches on the inside. The inside is really the issue, doesn't hurt so bad on the outside. "
Quoting meggymama:" I know you have deleted the OP but if you are stillsore and on the inside too it is worth arranging a ... [snip!] ... repair the extended epi site because it opened after the stitches the itching and soreness now is caused by overgranulation "Good to know! That was actually going to be my next step. I tell my Husband and best friends that my "vagina is broken" lol They also suggest I see I Dr.
Quoting meggymama:" mine was an extended episiotomy (i tore AFTER the cut) to help with the soreness is to get a thick ... [snip!] ... then pour witch hazel onto the cotton wool and lay it on top of the pad, its smells rank ut my god the relief is immediate! "I'll have to try that! I just never thought it would still hurt almost 6 months later...they don't tell you this stuff before you have a baby.