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My bottom needs your assistance!

(9 Posts)
charlotte121 Wed 16-Jul-08 11:04:06

I had dd nearly 6 weeks ago and ever since then it had been agonising to go to the loo. Its like trying to pass shards of glass.
I had this with previous pg when i had ds and the doctors put it down to the fact that i had a 3rd degree tear but with this delivary I only had a 2nd degree tear which was superficial and didnt need any stitches.
I have been to the doctors soooo many times and they cant seem to find the cause. Each time im given a new set of anti-biotics and sent on my way. Im on lactulose as well to help things... but 3 different courses of anti-biotics later and im still in pain.
Its awful... it makes me feel physically sick and faint. Its also exhausting. Im having problems sleeping at night and this problems isnt making my energy levels any better. I really dont know what to do... the doctors cant find an answer and im literally at breaking point. I cant deal with the pain anymore.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 16-Jul-08 11:07:40

Ok, first of all, is the pain when you pee, or when you poo? Do you have any other symptoms?

If peeing, I've heard peeing in the bath is meant to help. If pooing, I'd think a v high fibre diet might help? Soothing bath with oil in it might help, too.

PictureThis Wed 16-Jul-08 11:08:23

I had this when I had my DD. You may have some anal fissures (small tears in the rectum) or perhaps internal piles. I would dread going to the toilet and it brought me out in a cold sweat when I knew I had to go. Mine sorted itself out but it took a few months. Perhaps you could ask the doctor to refer you to a specialist if it doesn't improve.

PictureThis Wed 16-Jul-08 11:09:39

Sorry, I had assumed it was painful when you were pooing!!

mum2oandh Wed 16-Jul-08 11:14:31

If it is pooing I have been just the same after both of my dc's births, can't suggest anything but it does go eventually, anusol might ease the pain a bit. Maybe it 's caused by pushing, remember being told 'push into your bottom' grin

charlotte121 Wed 16-Jul-08 11:15:10

yeh it is picture this... I hate going to the loo.... im trying to make sure i drink pleanty and eat lots of veg and wheetabix and im on lactulose so i dont understand. Im crying now because im in so much pain but i dont see the point in phoning the doctors... theyre useless!

NotQuiteCockney Wed 16-Jul-08 11:28:33

The problem is, once you have fissures or piles, they can take quite a while to heal.

I would go back to the docs, and ask for a referral, maybe? It doesn't sound like they're doing a very good job of it, tbh.

Are your stools hard or soft? Too much fibre can make things worse, sometimes. (If you walk around a bit, that can make things softer. Difficult to do when you've got a tiny baby, though.)

PictureThis Wed 16-Jul-08 11:29:09

You are doing all the right things. I can't see why the GP keeps giving you antibiotics though. Has he/she actually had a look at the problems area? If you don't go back then they won't know that there is still a problem. I know you are feeling terrible but keep on and it will get sorted out. Chin up smile

charlotte121 Wed 16-Jul-08 11:55:56

yeh she had a good "poke" around when i saw her last.
I saw my mums doctor as I was staying with my mum but im back at home now so i will have to go to my own gp. Maybe a new doctor maight be able to find whats causing so much pain.
As disgusting as it sounds i did have a look with a mirror to see if there was anything obvious but coudnt see anything however I was able to locate that the pain is by my perineum so at least i can tell the doctor that when i see them next.

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