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Bladder/bowel issues after epidural, forceps and episiotomy

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BlueRaincoat89 Wed 13-Jun-18 08:42:12

I gave birth to my first baby on Saturday and towards the end of labour I had to be rushed for an epidural so they could deliver her with forceps. I had an episiotomy following delivery and a catheter for 1 day.

Following this I am not very in control of my bladder, have small hemereoids and severe bruising by my stitches. When I go to pee my anus and bruising hurt and I can't pass urine without trying to poo - then wea just comes out. Any advice? I'm really struggling with this.

PalePinkSwan Wed 13-Jun-18 08:50:31

That’s normal for this stage I’m afraid.

Tena ladies are your friends.

Once you feel up to it start doing your pelvic floor exercises.

The bruising will heal.

If it’s still an issue at your 6 week check you can ask your Gp for referral to women’s health physiotherapy for advice on the pelvic floor exercises.

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