Getting the Netherlands back to their original glory.

(8 Posts)
SourSweets Fri 16-Aug-13 21:32:36

13 days ago I pushed out a baby, unfortunately I also pushed out half of my arsehole and now have awful piles. I also had a second degree tear. I'm doing my pelvic floors and can just about hold in a fart again but how long will it take to get rid of the piles and for the stitches to stop itching? I'm using anusol but nothing's happening. I'm not c

SourSweets Fri 16-Aug-13 21:33:22

Oops.. I'm not concerned that things aren't healing properly, I just want to know what to realistically expect. Thank you!

mayhew Sat 17-Aug-13 11:32:03

At 2 weeks, you should be feeling c 80% normal. By 6 weeks 95%. If not, talk to your GP.

You need to use the anusol 3 times a day….have you tried the suppositories as well? That shrinks them internally.

Itchiness is usually to do with the new skin being supersensitive. The lochia (discharge) contains a lot of enzymes which can be very irritating. Wash with plain water, pat dry with kitchen roll and slap on vaseline to protect anywhere sensitive.

Pelvic floor exercises speed the healing process by improving blood flow through the tissues. Do a short set every time you feed the baby.

Good luck, don't be shy to ask for help if it doesn't seem right!

SourSweets Sun 18-Aug-13 11:36:29

Thanks for the advice Mayhew. 6 weeks seems like a long time, but I guess that's what you get for pushing an infant human out of your body.

Acceptableinthe70s Mon 19-Aug-13 09:10:14

I had piles for 5 months with first dc. Was horrible. Use the suppositories, behind counter anusol, but most importantly drink lots and lots of water to keep your stool soft.

2 weeks is very soon, you need to be patient smile This is what the six week check is for, the doctor will have a look if you're still not comfortable and advise accordingly smile

K8Middleton Mon 19-Aug-13 09:17:50

I had a pile after birth of dc2. It went away by itself long before my 6 week check but oh god the discomfort while it lasted!

I'd let it be for a bit unless obvious signs of infection/tear not healing. The itching with the stitches gets worse just before they dissolve/drop out.

See how things are at 6 week check and if still issues raise then.

Congratulations on your new baby! smile

ratqueen Mon 19-Aug-13 10:13:06

My friend who recently had similar after-probs swears by Arnica tablets/gel. I have also heard that Tucks pads (or else pads soaked in witch hazel) are very soothing. Hope it heals soon. Poor you.

ps lol at thread title!

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