Recovery from forceps(6 Posts)
congratulations on you DD
I had failed ventouse then forceps delivery with my DS now 8 months ago.
I would say it took a good 6 weeks to properly heal. Slightly longer to regain full bladder control though. Keep doing the exercises but if you feel things aren't improving definately mention it to GP. There are physio's who specialise in this.
Hope things improve soon
I had a high forceps delivery. By 4 weeks my episiotomy had healed, although my pelvic floor def had not. I know there are lots of ladies on here with more experience than me with continence problems following difficult deliveries; I am not aware whether what you are experiencing within the 'normal' range of symptoms.
It sounds like you are ding exactly the right thing with your pelvic floor exercises, however I think I would talk to the GP about the epi, as it could be infected and you may additional treatment. It may be worth looking at some specilaist websites to see if the continence issues are normal or not, as the GP may not know. You may need to push for a referrl or extra help.
Go to your GP and explain your problems, so that you can be referred back to the hospital. I think a specialist should examine you, given the labour you had and the awful episiotomy. You shouldn't need to suffer like this.
I had an infection in my episiotomy wound, which caused me to have a high temp. and needed a swab taken for bacterial culture; I took broad spectrum antibiotic until the culture results told which specific AB's I needed. I also had a piece of loose tissue which bled every time I attempted sex, so I went to the GP to be referred. By the time I was seen by the hospital, there was nothing there! (Either it shrunk or dropped off, never found out which!) But I had no bowel or bladder control problems at all, only haemorroids.
What I'm saying is I think there are a lot of botched epi's and they should be put right as soon as. At least Urology dept could offer some bladder retraining therapy, when they rule out physical damage.
I had a forcep delivery 12 weeks ago. Unfortunately resulted in me having a 4th degree tear. Then I had problems urinating and had to have a catheter in place for 3 weeks.Wound got infected and some of it broke down and had to be left to heal naturally. Been to see gynae consultant and he is refering me for physio.
Hopefully your GP will refer you to gynae consultant and they will be able to help you too. Good luck x
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