Hoping someone here may have gone through this and can offer some advice. I had my baby a year ago and still experiencing No.2 incontinence (I had a Third Degree Tear, Forceps Delivery & Surgery to remove a stuck placenta ). I have seen a colorectal surgeon after being referred to one after speaking with my GP. She has advised me my spincter muscle is badly torn and needs repair. The repair done at birth did not hold (nor was it picked up at my 6 week check - I was merely told by my ob that the continence could take up to a year to heal, If I had been checked properly I wouldnt have suffered the whole year doing exercises hoping it would get better in time! I must note my ob didnt deliver the baby as she was on holiday when it happened so her (butcher as I refer to her!) stand in did it.
Has anyone had repeat surgery to fix their sphincter. What was recovery like and did it help with your continence. Ive been told its an 80% chance it will work. If that doesnt they get more invasive with the repair technique. Im very nervous about hospitals and surgery!
I would like another baby but plans have been pushed back to get myself right first. My colorectal surgeon doesnt recommend I have anymore vaginal births after this injury at the risk of doing more nerve damage. Im petrified of a c-section, though what Ive been through I think it would have healed better if I had it the first time! If anyone has had this and gone on to have a second baby (vb or c-section, please share!).
Thanks for reading and hopefully someone out there can relate and help!