Infection and swelling around anus after normal delivery.What to do?

Infection and swelling around anus after normal delivery. I gave birth to girl baby last month using forceps because I couldn’t able to push. I am having swelling around anus due to uncomfortable bowel movements. Also I am still having some infection around my vagina. please suggest how to recover quickly.

 

Infection and swelling around anus after normal delivery.What to do?
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    As it's been a month and you are having swelling around the vagina and anus, both should not be ignored. In forceps delivery normally a cut is given on the perineum and vagina, which can get infected. Other reasons can be allergy to some drug over that area leading to swelling. Avoid any friction there and take care of constipation. Swelling in anal region can be piles which is common in this period or may be extension of vaginal infection if complicated.
    Please get yourself checked and take appropriate treatment.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.

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  2. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    If you notice pain during bowel movements and feel swelling near your anus, you might have hemorrhoids — i.e. stretched and swollen veins in the anus or lower rectum. To ease any discomfort while the hemorrhoids heal, soak in a warm tub and apply chilled witch hazel pads to the affected area. Your health care provider might recommend a topical hemorrhoid medication as well.
    If you find yourself avoiding bowel movements out of fear of hurting your perineum or aggravating the pain of hemorrhoids or your episiotomy wound, take steps to keep your stools soft and regular. Eat foods high in fiber — including fruits, vegetables and whole grains — and drink plenty of water. Ask your doctor about a stool softener or an osmotic laxative, if needed.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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