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Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this? Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

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Unread 12-26-2008, 11:33 AM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

Because of all the repair work my Dr. said I will be taking lots of sitz baths. So, I started researching sitz baths and I see that you can buy one that fits over your toilet.
Has anyone used one of those or done it in the tub? I want the easiest most comfortable solution.
Thanks, Kris
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Unread 12-26-2008, 01:27 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

I have had many sitz baths inthe tub, very soothing. I have never seen the toilet ones, what I did was use an epi bottle while I was urinating and that took away alot of the sting factor.

An epi bottle is basically a clean plastic squeeze bottle that you fill with luke warm water and spray on your vaginal area while urinating.

Best of luck to you!
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Unread 12-26-2008, 01:34 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

I used one years ago and it was very soothing. You can pick one up at a pharmacy where they sell medical supplies. It comes with a bag that you fill with warm water. There is a clip on the tubing from the bag to the sitz bath that allows you to add more warm water as needed, then clip it off again. Follow the instructions on the packaging on how to use it. It costs less than $20.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 01:36 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

The one sitting on the toilet is actually quite easy to do. You fill up a bag with warm water and clip the end of the tube into the plastic thing that fits over the toilet. It is essentially like having a little gentle fountain spraying on the sore bits. It is very soothing.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 02:02 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

I used the toilet one after each of my 2 kids. It is wonderful. One was sent home with me after my TVH but I havent used it. But hubby has used it for when he gets irritated on the back side.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 06:03 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

I checked one out at Walgreens but decided to find out if the hospital will be sending me home with one.
It sounds very soothing, can't wait.
Cheers, Kris
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Unread 12-26-2008, 08:27 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

Glad you will be getting one from the hospital. They are very soothing AND by doing the one on the commode you do not have to worry about drying your legs and such. I would imagine it would be much easier for you post-op. For me, the hotter the water the better, but think of what you can comfortably tolerate and what your DR recommends.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 08:42 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

I did use a sitz bath after my son's birth 24 years ago and it was wonderful. Also used the one on the toilet at the hospital, great too. Son had a 15 1/4 inch head and shoulders to match.
With all of my kids I had episiotomies and I found that Tucks hemorrhoid pads worked good on the incision, you might want to ask your dr about them, you just lay them on your kotex, take care of yourself because it is hard for others to remember.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 11:25 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

My poor husband, "hey honey, lets go looking for GasX and sitz baths" , what a great date night!
But, I want to be totally prepared [ I am kind of a control freak] and not have to send anyone off looking for anything that I could have already have purchased or set up.
This site has been a Godsend, thanks ladies,
Kris
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Unread 12-27-2008, 10:45 PM
Dr. recomending sitz bath, anyone done this?

Good memory Fussot. I read this post earlier and I thought about Tucks but couldn't remember the name. I did remember you can make your own with gauze pads and witch hazel. I remember how soothing they were on my episiotomies.

Kris, if your doc says they are alright to use. Definitely give them a try.
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