Episiotomy Complications

Learn how your age, health condition, pregnancy, medical history and more could impact potential Episiotomy complications.

Episiotomy Risk Factors

Alternate Names for Episiotomy:
Incision, perineum
Perineum incision

Possible Complications

Some short-term complications may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty controlling your bowels

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Severe scar tissue in the area
  • Prior problems with chronic pain in the vulva
  • Short perineum


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What Is
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Reasons For Episiotomy
Reasons For
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Episiotomy Complications
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Episiotomy Details
What to Expect
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Episiotomy Results
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