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Something's not right after giving birth - help pls

(6 Posts)
Valdeeves Sat 08-Dec-12 23:30:21

Sorry to post here but I can't get any answers and I need help if its ok with you ladies?

I've had problems with my bladder in pregnancy - do much so that pretty much I lived on the toilet. By the end I was going fifteen times in the night and actually got much more sleep when I had the baby. I have a toddler and we were housebound.

After the birth I had urine retention and like the first birth I was given a catheter, which I was convinced injured me. This time wearing the catheter was so painful I could not walk and I just counted the 24 hours until was out. I was also told that my vaginal wall was protruding and to exercise to get it back.

I feel permently sore in my muscle area around my urethra in a burning way - and it's near four months on. My pyjamas bottoms always smell noticeably stale (my three year old girl told me I smell) and I go to the loo everytime I wake up.
What is this? Someone mentioned to me a kink in my urethra? Any ideas?

queenofthepirates Sat 08-Dec-12 23:39:34

Sorry sweetie no advice other than get ye to the GP and stand in the office until he or she takes this seriously.

TeaDr1nker Sat 08-Dec-12 23:43:04

Gosh, sorry to read this. Things definitely don't sound right at all. I would definitely suggest going to the GP for a referral and if you don't like what you here try another GP who will take you seriously. I hope things improve for you.

NatashaBee Sun 09-Dec-12 01:16:12

I did find that I lost the urge to 'go' for a long time after birth, it took about 6 months for that to get back to normal. So I wouldn't panic, because it does take a while to heal - but I would check with a dr and see if you can get a referral to a specialist who ca help you with exercise and monitoring your healing progress.

Valdeeves Sun 09-Dec-12 09:17:08

Thanks ladies

knackeredoutmum Sun 09-Dec-12 09:42:01

Op, these things do take time to heal, but the nhs is also slow so you may want to get the ball rolling with your gp, maybe it could be a simple infection?

Also, urinary accidentsnafter birth often relate to pelvic floor tone rather than urethra or bladder, so in the meantime i would buy an internal pelvic toner and use it as much it says

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