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genna best
4 years ago

Still sensitive

Hi all I’m now 10 days out from labiaplasty I’m still experiencing a lot of discomfort mainly around me pee hole it’s just very tender my doc prescribed estrogen but it’s still tender any thoughts is this normal is it to open, I feel like he took to much of my labia Minora off and now there isn’t enough protection on the sensitive bits

Procedure: Aesthetic Genital Plastic Surgery
Location: new berlin, IL

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Parvaiz Malik
ASPS Surgeon
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There s a considerable amount of swelling from excision of labia minora, causing swelling around the urethra, causing difficulty in peeing. sitting in lukewarm water with epsom salt for 20-30 minutes, few times a day may ease discomfort and swelling.

Steve Laverson
ASPS Surgeon
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Some of the measures we advise are Dermoplast or equivalent 20% benzocaine spray, Witch Hazel (Tucks or equivalent) pads, Hysqia Silk Touch intimate care , Warm baths, analgesics (Tylenol, ibuprofen, hydrocodone, oxycodone), and if it hurts when you pee, pyridium. If persistent discomfort, examination to check for wound problem and urinalysis to be sure no infection.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. At ten days it would not be unusual to still have sensitivity due to swelling, bruising, and the actual incision line. Some of the burning is likely a result of small amounts of urine hitting your incisions. Talk to your surgeon who knows the full details of your procedure for the best advice.


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