What is this organ - a clitoris?
The main purpose of the intimate organ is to provide vivid sexual sensations and improve the quality of the intimate life of the fair sex. Visually the clitoris resembles a small nipple. Due to the accumulation in it of a variety of nerve endings and vessels, the organ is highly sensitive. That's why the fair sex during the sexual act experience a range of pleasant sensations and get a peak of pleasure.
Why an intimate organ can ache after childbirth
The clitoris after the delivery may suffer for several reasons. And they are not always pathological in nature, but due to natural changes that occur in the female body, both before and after childbirth. For example, during the course of labor, the parameters of the intimate organ change. As a rule, discomfort and pains pass independently within three weeks after the appearance of the baby, but this is possible only if you take care of your health and carefully observe the rules of intimate hygiene. But intimate intimacy will have to be postponed for the period recommended by the doctor. If there were no complications during labor, then the abstinence period lasts for 1.5 months. However, if there were gaps in the genitalia, and without suturing, then the period is prolonged until they are fully healed and restored. It can be two, even three months. In the process of labor, microscopic cracks can form, but they should not excite you. As a rule, they heal during the standard period, but only on the condition of responsible compliance with hygiene rules and the implementation of all medical prescriptions.
It's no secret that in the first months after the delivery, the sexual organs of a woman are more sensitive than in the normal state, so young mothers can initially feel pain and discomfort. Fortunately, over time, the female body is restored, and all the unpleasant feelings go away on their own.
Also, pain in the intimate zone can be associated with psychological causes. The thing is, that many women experience fear and fear of intimate relationships in their new status. In addition, the sensations experienced by the woman in labor lay not the most pleasant imprint, and, naturally, she is afraid of experiencing pain again. But these experiences are completely vain. After all, according to many women, sexual relations after the birth of crumbs go to a higher level and acquire a new emotional character. However, immediately after the birth of the baby, intimate relationships should be more delicate and careful than active, otherwise pain can not be avoided.
Painful sensations in the area of ??the clitoris after childbirth: pathological causes
With the advent of the baby, the female body is still in recovery, so at this time young mothers are especially prone to various infections. That is why it is so important to observe all the rules of intimate hygiene and to fulfill all medical recommendations.
The most common cause of pain in the clitoral area is vaginal candidiasis, better known as thrush. As a rule, at the initial stage the disease is asymptomatic. After a while, a woman can be disturbed by pain, itching and redness in the intimate area, and after that, characteristic cheesy discharge appears. In this situation, you can not do without medical assistance. The specialist will conduct an examination and prescribe an antifungal treatment that is right for you and is appropriate in your particular case. But to engage in self-treatment after the birth of the baby, especially when it comes to breastfeeding, is strictly prohibited.
As already mentioned earlier, The female intimate organ is hidden in the skin folds. Sometimes they can accumulate preputial lubricant (smegma), the abundant release of which can provoke irritation and redness of the intimate zone, as a result, the woman will be disturbed by painful sensations. As a rule, all the listed symptoms can be eliminated by more thorough hygienic measures. A woman needs to gently wash the area of ??the clitoris, preferably boiled water or herbal decoctions, while pushing and washing all skin folds.
The next cause of pain in the area of ??an intimate organ can be vaginal herpes. In this case, appropriate antiviral therapy is required, which, like with thrush, is prescribed exclusively by a doctor.
Another cause of pain in the intimate area can be a mechanical effect in the process of intimate proximity. In this case, even a small hemorrhage may occur with the appearance of subsequent symptoms: pain, swelling and the formation of a hematoma.
And finally, the most banal and most frequent cause of painful sensations is poor quality hygiene procedures. Young mothers, in order to exclude all kinds of complications, including the appearance of painful sensations in the genital area, are obliged to approach the process of erosion responsibly and regularly conduct water activities.
When should I see a doctor?
The postpartum period is often accompanied by painful sensations and discomfort. The woman's body is still recovering from the experience, therefore such symptoms have a physiological explanation. However, there are also situations that signal a pathological process, and pain is a sign of the disease. To consult a doctor is necessary in cases when:
- painful feelings last more than 3 weeks;
- there is itching and burning in the intimate zone;
- there are rashes in the genital area;
- An unpleasant smell is disturbing.
If you find at least one of the above signs, do not delay the visit to the doctor. The sooner you do this, the sooner you will be able to eliminate pain and discomfort.