I had a baby over seven weeks ago. now there is a half inch long slit starting from the vaginal opening going in the toward my anus. The muscles inside my vagina are visible if I open up the slit. When closed it appears normal, but when opened up it reveals a slightly enlarged vaginal opening. My anus is only a small thumb's width away from the tear/slit, so I know I have not healed properly or the slit would be closed. Air now often gets into my vagina and it released as a "queef" when I sit down. Water often gets in during baths and flows out when I stand up. I really need some help! I feel disgusting and theres no way I could have sex like this. I need to know if I go to my gynecologist, will they recut and stitch me to normal again? Or will plastic surgery (which I cannot afford by any means) be my only option?
it sounds like you wasent given the proper after birth care you needed, you shouldn't still have a slit! that should of healed within the first month and fully healed within 8 weeks maximum! you clearly need to go see a dr asap and get stitched up properly before it gets worse and you'll probably never be able to have sex again properly, once you have healed up and decide to have sex again, you and your partner may notice a diffrence i.e. feeling looser than usualy, don't panic as there are excersises you can do to 'tighten' up down there, look up 'kegles' you wouldn't need to worry about p.surgery because this works perfectly. good luck!
lulululu I am a first time mom my baby is 12 weeks old and I have this exact same problem and do not know what to do. Wondering if you talked to your OBGYN or figured anything out. I was relieved to see this post because I have kept this to myself since after childbirth thinking maybe this is just "what happens after you have a baby". I am so worried but I want to be attractive to my husband and this is GROSS. Let me know if you figured anything out I also cannot afford plastic surgery.
I went to the gyn. They said it appears to be healing on its own. The problem was a small indention in the vaginal wall on the bottom. They tested me for fistula and I had none. They said mucosa is forming over the indention and the slit should close to match with the inside of me. They told me to wait a month and see if it heals on its own. If not they said if I want it restitched they can do it but they don't know if they'd have to redo the entire episiotomy. I'm not experiencing any more air or water getting in it thank god so I think its getting better. The slit however is still there. I really don't want to have another episiotomy. I don't understand why they can't just give me a stitch.