Experts say it typically takes several weeks to heal from an episiotomy, but keeping your stitches clean may help speed up the healing process. An episiotomy is a small incision between your vagina and anus that helps you give birth more easily. Although this is a common procedure, it's possible for the cut to get infected. Research suggests pain, smelly discharge, redness, and swelling around the area may be signs of an infection, so see your doctor if you notice these symptoms. Fortunately, it's fairly easy to care for your episiotomy at home.
How to Care for an Episiotomy Postpartum
Dr Rohit Bhaskar July 15, 2022