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16 months post birth and have anal fissure and tearing on perineum

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feb14mum Wed 03-Jun-15 07:22:52

I know this may be personal but is anyone suffering from anything since their births i gave birth in feb 14 and had a few issues and this sounds terrible but part of me thinks I'd rather be dead then have to suffer with this pain for the rest of my life. since the birth I've had an anal fissure Google it if u don't know I've been using a cream called recto genic and it worked but now it's opened it self up again and the side effects of the cream is chronic headaches and god are they painful. basically a fissure is a tear in the bowel so everytime i have a bowel movement I get bleeding and a sharp pain then after it always feels sore aswell im still using the cream but it doesnt seem to be doing anything now next step for that is botox in the bum.
and the front lady area I found sex incredibly uncomfortable though that is much better now with the help of doctors intervening with vagina dilators yet now im on the biggeat size of it my perineum which is skin bit between vagina and bum constantly has splits on it or grazes.. more so after sex it's like a paper cut i use to get them before but not as bad. my birth ended up with being cut and a 3rd degree tear please tell me I'm not the only one

I really want to have another baby but am so scared about what will happend next time

I shouldn't be having these problems so long after the birth but what with moving house nhs and waiting lists it seems to be going on for ever!!!

Lonz Wed 03-Jun-15 21:53:14

I would suggest looking up Birth Trauma Association on Facebook. Someone on here pointed me towards it and it helped me to hear other women's experiences and start the process of coming to terms with my son's birth.

I had a 2nd degree and epi. It is painful and it took me over a year, nearly 2, to feel comfortable with it all. Was excruciating. I had doc appt after doc appt for months after just to find out what happened as I wasn't told. I wanted more kids but after a doctor explained it all to me, and why, I refused ever since.

I can understand the pain and frustrating you must be feeling, it can be emotionally exhausting too. As soon as you can get a doctor's appointment and ask for a referral. From what I've read, these things can be treated. Hugs, sweet.

byhec Wed 03-Jun-15 21:57:10

I had a 3rd degree tear and was offered a c section for the next one

WiIdfire Wed 03-Jun-15 22:01:37

If the anal fissure hasnt healed with Rectogesic by now, you should ask your GP for a referral to a colorectal surgeon. They deal with fissures everyday. There are loads of options including a different sort of cream, Botox (good because it is temporary), debridement, sphincterotomies or flaps. You don't need to suffer in silence! In the meantime, make sure your poo is soft to avoid pulling on the tear.

QuiteLikely5 Wed 03-Jun-15 22:06:04

You poor woman. I know exactly what you are going through. Have you taken stool softners? You really need some ASAP so that the next time you go your stool does not keep ripping open your fissure.

Also I'm surprised your GP hasn't referred you to a consultant for a complete repair given the amount of time that has passed.

You have got a right not to suffer like this. Go back to GP and honestly the stool softners were the only thing that helped me.

I also wonder if you might have an infection down there as well.


QuiteLikely5 Wed 03-Jun-15 22:07:10

In the short term re the softners! I hadn't finished my sentence properly! Drink lots and lots of water too.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Wed 03-Jun-15 22:15:30

Good god that sounds horrific. I had 3rd degree tear and still get fissures but nothing like you describe since about a year post partum. Have you tried a strong vitamin e supplement?

feb14mum Thu 04-Jun-15 15:45:28

hi thanks for your comments I'm currently waiting for my health visitor to turn up to talk about it all and she's hopefully going to get me in touch with the birth trauma people.

I took some pictures of the tear in my perineum aswell last night to show her so she can see it her self.

I have been back to my gp but they just say it's in the hands of the hospital now and I've got to carry on rectogesic treatment and just see what happens next which is easy for them to say if they don't have to go through it them selvesangry angry

feb14mum Thu 04-Jun-15 20:50:57

well I had my health visitor round and it went well need to be referred to tramau association but because I gave birth in a different county I've got to request my birth notes! what a door dah hopefully will get them though and me and husband also going for a discussion next week with senior midwife to awnser some of my queries from what she can off some notes I've got .mainly about trying for another baby what would happen with having a planned c sec ect

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