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Sphincter injury, fistula - would you like/know of support?

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Cyee Tue 13-May-08 20:18:00

Hi everyone,

Wonderful weather we're having

I am propped up in bed post-hospital and I was wondering if anyone out there knows of, or would enjoy/benefit from, a thread or support site for people who have experienced the above (sphincter damage, fistula etc.) as a result of childbirth.

In my own experience, this whole area is a bit taboo. In fact the consultants reckon there are many women who have some symptoms related to the above, who never seek treatment. The thought of women embarrassed to discuss these matters is awful, yet that seems to be the case.

So - this (while souped up on painkillers) is a call to arms:
- Is there a site out there for women like us?
- If not, would you like there to be?
- Would a thread on MN especially for this, be useful?
- Would it be useful to share experiences with consultants/physios/hospitals/procedures?

If these matters resonate with you or anyone you know, it would be great if you could point them in this direction. I'm going to post in the 'health' and 'childbirth' sections too.

I know too well the taboo around this. I posted on MN when I got my diagnosis and used a different name...

Hope to hear from some people soon.

(successfully repaired as of last Wednesday (fingers/legs crossed))

Cyee Wed 28-May-08 15:46:03


A fuller version of this thread can be found in the Health section. Come along, it would be lovely to see you...

Cyee Sat 31-May-08 12:33:41


Cyee Wed 04-Jun-08 09:01:05


Cyee Mon 09-Jun-08 12:45:19

Bumpity bump

Cyee Tue 12-Aug-08 19:53:00


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