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Sharp pain between anal opening and vaginal opening after birth

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06/11/14

The area between your anus and vagina is called your perineum. During labor and delivery a lot of pressure if put on your perineum. Your perineum will be stretched and may even tear or be cut by your doctor.

- Don't wipe after urination, used water to rinse off and then pat dry.

- Put ice packs on your perineum for about 20 minutes at a time.

- Place Tucks Pads (witches hazel) on your perineum with every pad change to help soothe your perineum and promote healing.

- Ibuprofen can help reduce pain and swelling.

- When sitting lean back or sit on pillows to take pressure off your bottom and perineum.

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