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Named changed for what will become obvious reasons...I crapped myself today. Full on filled my pants. I'm 8 weeks postnatal and have been having a little trouble holding things in, but till now it's just been a tiny bit before I've managed to get to the toilet.
But today i was in the middle bfing and i don't know if it was something i ate to make it particularly soft but i just couldn't control it and by the time i had abandoned the LO to the bed i had literally filled my knickers. it was so humiliating. fortunately i was at home. what will i do if i am out?
mentioned it to gp at 6 week check but that was before it was this bad. he just said to do pelvic floor exercise.
anyone else had this problem & have any positive stories?
Oh bless you. It sounds as though you need to be referred to specialist. I had to be referred as I had a third degree tear and needed to do special exercises. 18 months post-natal and I'm so much better. There is 'stim' therapy out there to help improve things if the exercises don't work.
Go back to your GP and ask for a referral. At the very least you need some physio, if there's no specialist in your area.
I don't have any proper advice but bumping for you, I don't want to see it unanswered. However I would definitely seek medical advice, it is definitely not normal to have faecal incontinence postnatally (not saying that to make you feel more humiliated, but just to let you know you shouldn't be expected to put up with it!)
I don't think the GP can have realised the extent of the prob if he advised just pelvic floor exercises.
PLEASE don't be terrified. The colorectal specialist I saw was absolutely lovely. A lot are midwives who have retrained so well aware of all the things involved. I can let you know what happens in your appointment if you want, but don't want to scare you off if you think it's TMI.
All I can say is the specialist was LOVELY and made me feel completely at ease. As I say, 18 months later I'm as good as I ever was in terms of control.