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Beautifulbella Thu 04-Feb-16 01:32:47

Not sure if this is the right category to post this, as I am already a parent.

I gave birth 6 months ago and during my labour I suffered a 3rd degree tear. Everything healed fine and was going well, until last week I suffered a horrible uti. Tonight as I lay in bed I realised that I felt stretched (sorry if tmi) I felt myself and realised that my tear had reopened. There is no blood or anything it has literally just become open. I'm not sure what to do, or who to contact. Again probably tmi but I feel as though my backend and front are together but there not as I have felt and had a look. Any advise would be great

AlwaysDancing1234 Thu 04-Feb-16 01:43:41

I think as you've not got an open wound (which for me would mean A&E) you need to get in to your GP first thing tomorrow morning. It sounds a bit scary but it might just be scar tissue which has separated, may need repairing though. flowers for you

Mummyme87 Thu 04-Feb-16 12:02:53

GP. And they will have a look.

Beautifulbella Thu 04-Feb-16 12:38:45

Thank you for the replys, but I've called the gp and the next available appointment is next Friday, do you think I should wait till then?

Melmam Thu 04-Feb-16 13:49:52

I wouldn't wait untill next Friday if they don't have an earlier appointment I would go to A&E

AlwaysDancing1234 Thu 04-Feb-16 16:05:16

Next Friday as in 8 days from now , that's loopy! Can you call first thing in the morning and ask for emergency appointments or standby appointments if someone cancels?
Not sure you need A&E but you shouldn't wait over a week either.

slebmum1 Thu 04-Feb-16 16:26:31

Have you got an urgent care centre or can you get an emergency GP appointment? An open would if that's what it is will need to be checked and you don't want to get an infection.

dementedpixie Thu 04-Feb-16 16:30:58

It may just have healed that way so the ends aren't open but just aren't attached to each other. When I had ds I had a 2nd degree tear but they didn't stitch as there was no bleeding. I figured it was scar tissue from the birth of dd that had torn so no open wound to stitch together

dementedpixie Thu 04-Feb-16 16:32:22

Would the practice nurse deal with things like that as they do smear tests?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 04-Feb-16 16:36:48

If you're continent (both ends) then Id say it can wait. That would make me think it's superficially open but that muscle wise/sphincter wise it's intact. Especially as there's been no bleeding. Any pain, bleeding or toilet problems then ask for an emrpergency gp appt or find a walk in centre or a&e if you can't get in to the dr.

Shannonl96 Thu 04-Feb-16 17:13:09

I had this problem and was adivised to go to minor injuries if you have one near by? This isnt an a&e so please dont get confused, hope this helps smile

dlwelly Thu 04-Feb-16 17:20:31

Could your surgery give you an appointment with the nurse instead?

I'd imagine there will be a GP on call so if the nurse thought you needed to see someone she could get the GP to take a look sooner than next Friday.

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