Last updated on July 2019

Postpartum Perineal Pain After Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Pain | Postpartum depression | Acute Pain Service
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >18 years of age
  • English-speaking
  • Vaginal delivery (spontaneous or assisted)
  • A full-term fetus (>37 weeks' gestation)
  • OASIS as assessed by obstetrical provider
  • Functional epidural analgesia at time of delivery
  • Patient amenable to follow-up in specialty perineal clinic within the first week postpartum

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous pelvic surgery
  • History of chronic pelvic pain
  • History of recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Women with known malformations of their urinary tract
  • True allergies to ketamine and/or morphine
  • Preeclampsia or hypertensive disorder at the time of delivery
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Recruitment Status: Open


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