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TMI-but anyone else having bowel problems a week after birth?

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Bluemonkeyspots Sun 14-Apr-13 19:41:43

Dd4 is 9 days old and even though she was 10.5lb it was a normal delivery with no stitches (don't judge mewink) and my only problem is when I need to poo.

I have felt sore and a bit bruised and battered all week but nothing you would not expect down there.

Pooing is another story though, after birth on the fri I first went to the toilet on the Monday, was fairly normal followed by the runs a hour later. After that though I did not poo till sat (yest) and it was horrendous. I'm not constipated but I felt like I was in labour having really strong contractions and was doubled over in pain, I had to run to the toilet and I did it easily and the pain went.

Tonight I have just done the same thing, stood normally in kitchen when I suddenly doubled over and felt sick with the pain and had to get to the toilet as fast as possible and once I had been the pain was away again.

I'm wondering if it may just be internal bruising which will fix itself over the next few days or if there is anything I should worry about.

Sorry about all the details!

MammaCici Tue 16-Apr-13 16:41:17

Congrats on your baby daughter!
My DS was born 2.5 years ago and at the time the midwife said I didn't "need" stitches as my tears were very minor. She said I'd heal fine without but she'd give me 3 individual ones in different areas to speed healing time. Fast forward 18 months I discover I have a rectocele. Fast forward to last week, my gyno said I had an untreated second degree tear to my perineum that needs to be fixed. The tearing was mostly below the skin so the midwife missed it at the time. I was never called for a follow up and so never got checked again. I remember feeling very sore and bruised but I was able to wee and poo without stinging within a couple of days so I thought I was fine.
I just want to suggest you get yourself thoroughly checked for damage. And in the meantime do not strain on the loo. Your pelvic floor has taken a beating and is weakened while it heals. I strongly recommend a good fibre supplement. It makes a massive difference. I've been using one called ispaghula husk and it's magic. See what your doctor or pharmacist recommends. Best of luck and congrats again on your darling baby girl.

talulahbeige Tue 16-Apr-13 17:04:25

I had a emcs 3 weeks ago after being induced but had/have the same symptoms you describe.
It gets better, the past couple of days i have been much more normal, your body is just healing itself.

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