My DD is approaching 6 weeks, which I presume means that my 3rd degree tear should be well on the way to healed.
For those who have had a tear....
- did you do scar massage? Did it help with the sensitivity of the wound? When did you start?
- did you use any creams / ointments to help with healing?
- when did you start swimming? (bleeding pretty well complete) Should I avoid public pools or the ocean?
- how long did you take stool softeners for? They told me a fortnight, but I am still taking them now.... I know it's probably too long, but I think I have another anal fissure (also had one after DS). I drink about 3l water/day, and lots of fruit, veg, prunes and pear juice. Not sure what else I should do??
Thanks for any info, & any other tips you can think of!!!