Bowel incontinence early 40’s Help

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CharlieBoo Wed 19-Feb-20 17:57:50

Ok so bit of history... I had my eldest child almost 15 years ago.. long labour, which ended in episiotomy and forcep delivery.. I have always said I was never the same again down there.. the recovery was awful and painful. However I made a good recovery and went on to have another child 4 years later, normal birth, no complications.

I have always had a weak bowel since the first birth. If I needed the loo then I had to go quickly, it was a pain If I was out and about but completely manageable.

However over the last few months I have very little control over my bowel. This week alone I’ve had 3 accidents, the muscles to hold it in just won’t work or aren’t strong enough. I’m going to have to go to the GP but I just wandered how common this is especially after a birth involving forceps etc..

Thank you

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Footle Wed 19-Feb-20 22:17:56

Don't assume it's anything to do with your previous injury. It may well be, but don't delay seeing the GP.

TheLadyAnneNeville Sat 22-Feb-20 21:24:11

Please see your GP soon. There may be no connection between it and your pregnancies.

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