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15/04/2013 at 20:02
Now my lochia has stopped i have noticed I am a bit incontinent - i seem to be constantly leaking a small amount rather than just when i sneeze etc I had a third degree tear and am still quite sore. Does anyone know if this will be permanent?! I also have weaker bowels and less fart control!! in other words totally knackered nethers! please tell me it improves! or what your experiences are...
15/04/2013 at 20:21
I had a 3rd degree tear but luckily apart from having to go 'now' when i need to go iyswim I've been ok. I'd really recommend seeing you gp and asking fir a physio referral if you haven't been - I saw a fantastic womens health physio who checked everything out and gave me exercises to do. I think that made a assuve difference for me xx
15/04/2013 at 20:39
It took me a while to get back to normal but it did improve vastly. It's not back to 100%, but it is so much better than it was.
Oh i had forgotten about this post labour joy
15/04/2013 at 21:02
I had no fart control for a good few weeks but it's fine now. It was so embarrassing! Now when I have a wee I think I've finished and then a little bit more comes out but I've been told to keep doing my pelvic floor exercises and it should be fine
15/04/2013 at 22:01
Also wanted to say everything you've mentioned is totally 'normal' after this kind of tear, in fact the physio i saw was extremely surprised at how well healed mine was at 10 weeks, and said i had very good muscle control the thought of going and being examined was scary but i can't stress enough how glad i am that i saw her, really put my mind at ease. I was concerned at how little they actually did at my postnatal appointment, the physio did much more and if you are having trouble there's a lot they can do to help xx
16/04/2013 at 10:34
oh thats great thanks! it's been 4 weeks but just seems like it's taking forever to heal! Estrellita - I will see the gp in 2 weeks for our 6 week check so will speak to her then a bout it thanks.
bw - sorry to remind you
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