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    Default Pain after birth one year on, 2nd degree tear and VBAC

    So I had a VBAC just over a year ago and I am still experiencing some issues. It was a very long and painful birth with a failed epi and long pushing stage. I was 6-7 cm dilated when admitted to hospital and I remained in intense labour for 12 hours of excrutiating contractions 2-3 mins apart. I had a pretty nasty 2nd degree tear with loads of stitches. I didn't get much pain relief after birth just panadol and voltaren and I have had pain pretty much ever since.

    I have pain from walking too much and standing too long. My pelvic floor is very weak and I was seeing a physio who was awesome and who was teaching me to relax my pelvic floor muscles. I am also experiencing light bladder leaks.

    TMI but have been having painful s3x and experiencing lots of scar tissue and stitching area burns during s3x.

    I'm going to see a new GP on Thursday as I am sick of being in pain and being examined and told everything looks normal. Just looking for others experiences.

    I deeply regret my VBAC and feel it has ruined my life. I love my son to bits and feel so grateful he was born safe and healthy but wish I didn't cop it so badly.

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    That does not sound good at all, there is no way you should still be in pain, definitely do get another opinion, and don't give up until you get to the bottom of it, and can have your problem dealt with properly.I hope you get the right help soon.

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    You poor thing! I hope the gp can find some solutions for you, if not just keep seeing drs until someone helps. No one should have to live like that. It might also help to find some support group or service for woman who have suffered traumatic births. No one will understand you like them and they prob have all the best advice on who to see etc.

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    In fact im sure theres a section on here for traumatic births. I know I have read lots of their stories. Keep bumping until one of them find you.

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    Ask for a referral to a gynaecologist

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    I had to see a gyno/ vagunal surgeon to finally get some answers (5 months post partum). I had described a "discharge" to my GO which she told me was leaking urine. As it turned out I had a internal tear not heal, it was weeping wound fluid. I had it cauterised and scar tissue removed. Good as new!

    The whole thing made me so depressed, so I can imagine how you feel op. see a specialist. You may have an easy fix like me

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    I can relate. I was given an episiotomy with my DD that was slow to heal and I ended up with lots of scar tissue. Like you I had burning pain during sex and achey heavy feeling when standing too long. I became anxious about sex and avoided it as much as possible - I felt sex would be horrible forever and felt betrayed by my post partum body. The burning pain lasted >6 months and sex stayed uncomfortable/painful for over a year. My GP explained that hormones of breastfeeding can make the pain worse and discussed prescribing an oestrogen cream. By this stage I was pretty close to weaning DD so didn't use the cream. I found once I weaned my DD at 15mths and started ovulating again that it settled down immensely and sex even became enjoyable again. I also saw a women's health physio for a while and started a pelvic floor strengthening program and also a pilates class. Not sure whether any of this will help you but if you are still bf'ing your son or are not ovulating due to birth control then maybe you could discuss this with your doc... Good luck.

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    I also had a second degree tear and 16 months on I was still having excruciating pain. Saw my gp who referred me to a gyno. I ended up having a fentons procedure done a month ago now. It was day surgery, couple weeks painful recovery & now feels much better.

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    You poor love. I hope you get some answers on Thursday. <<hugs>>


 

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