Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Sometimes a woman's perineum may tear as the baby comes out. In some births, an episiotomy can help to prevent a severe tear or speed up delivery if the baby needs to be born quickly. If your doctor or midwife feels you need an episiotomy when you're in labour, they will discuss this with you. In England, episiotomies are not done routinely.
Anal sphincter injuries are uncommon injuries outside of obstetric practice — but they may cause disastrous complications. We present a case of complete anal sphincter disruption from anal intercourse in a 25 year old woman. Clinical management is presented and technical details of the repair are discussed. She had an uneventful post-operative course and good continence after days of follow up. This is one of a handful of reported cases of anal sphincter disruption secondary to anal intercourse.
If there is a topic that is virtually guaranteed to make patients clam up and hesitate to ask their surgeon a question they really want to know the answer to, this is the one: anal sex after surgery. Talking about sex with a surgeon is hard enough, but add the word anal, and no one wants to ask the question. So here we go--what about anal sex and surgery? The first question, can anal penetration lead to injury and surgery? It isn't common, but it is possible to have serious complications from anal sex.
You should understand that your body has gone through a lot during pregnancy and delivery. Most mothers do not even have it on their priority list to get back into bed with their partner. Of course, if you still feel so maxed out and sore due to the tears and stitches or uninterested due to baby blues or the fear of having a painful experience to deal with, your doctor might tell you to wait it out.