Many women at childbirth undergo episiotomy. That means that the doctor cuts the tissue between the vaginal opening and the rectum to give the baby more room to go through. The doctor then stitches the cut to retighten the vaginal opening. The doctor sutures both the muscle within the cut and the skin covering the muscle. However, sometimes the sutures do not hold the muscle together and so the only part that remains intact is the skin. Because the skin now has a scar that does not stretch intercourse becomes very painful. As each time there is penetration the skin splits and it hurts like a paper cut or a cut lip. Often the vaginal opening feels loose and the area closest to the rectum on the bottom is red and irritated. If that is the problem you are having there is help for this. The muscle can be re sutured and the skin repaired and the pain will then disappear. Many women walk around afraid to have intercourse as it hurts. Well, call us and we can help.