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Usually the tissue around the vaginal area will heal quickly after having an episiotomy. However, it can take between 4 to 6 weeks to completely heal. During this time, it is important that you take care of the incision in order to avoid infection and to help it heal faster. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
One of the downsides of the incision taking a while to heal is that this can increase the risk of it opening back up again. This could cause the episiotomy to begin bleeding and delay the healing process. One way to avoid this problem is to avoid becoming constipated.
Constipation can lead to straining when you are having a bowel movement, which can cause bleeding to occur after having an episiotomy. Not only should you avoid straining during this time, but you should add fiber and additional water to your diet while you are healing from an episiotomy.
Another important thing that you can do is to do Kegal exercises. These will help your muscles to heal and can speed up the healing process. It is usually suggested that you do 10 sets of these three times daily. If bleeding does occur after 4 weeks, it is best to discuss it with your doctor. It is possible that additional treatment will be needed.