gave birth 3 weeks ago, is this normal?

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  1. xnicolaxcx

    xnicolaxcx Well-Known Member

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    i gave birth 3 weeks ago. i thought i was healing quite well but im still in so much pain when i wee. it really stings still. i was wondering is this normal? i tore right next to my urethra so i know why it was stinging at the start but it just doesnt seem to be easing up. :(

    also i keep bleeding like iv just cut myself.

    everytime i asked the midwife to check me she said there was nothing wrong but i cant help think i have caught an infection.

    everytime i go toilet im really careful and take a bowl of water and bathe myself afterwards.

    has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. Krystal

    Krystal Well-Known Member

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    Hiya hun,

    I didnt tear at all just a little graze and I was still sore for about 2 weeks after so I imagine if you have tore it would be painful for longer than that.

    prob TMI but does it smell. cos i would imagine if you had an infection it would smell. go to your docs to get checked over if your worried though :hug:
     
  3. paiges_mummy

    paiges_mummy Well-Known Member

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    yes I have

    I tore really bad and needed 30 stitches.... made my life hell for a good 6-8 weeks after, midwife told me to hold a sanitry pad down there whilst you wee as its suppose to help the stingness, didnt help me at all tbh.... what helped me was the salt in the bath twice a day.
     
  4. xrachx

    xrachx Well-Known Member

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    Hi, i tore really bad with my second son and it was like that too, i tore all up the front and i say thats normal, sore but normal, i hope you are feeling better soon .. :hug:
     
  5. cloud9

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    i was in so much pain and it wasn't improving so had urine sample tested and i had inflamation cells and was given anti bitoics..if your not happy have a chat with your GP
     
  6. NIE

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    I would get a second opinion babes, just to make sure.

    I had a second degree tear which took an hour to stitch. I never had any problems and you wouldn't even know that I had a tear. No itching, no stinging and no walking or siting funny. I stopped bleeding 1 week ago.

    Let us know how you are getting on.
     
  7. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    1 bit of advise would be... take a jug to the toilet and pour warm water over yourself when u wee..xxx and use salt in the bath gl
     
  8. fran_23

    fran_23 Well-Known Member

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    i seem to remember it still stinging a bit when i pee'd
    for a few weeks and i was still bleeding heavily for about 4 weeks,
    but get the nurse at your gp's to check you over if u have any doubts!
    also try putting a few drops of teatree oil in your bath that helped me
    a lot when my stitches were a bit sore!
    hope you feel better soon x
     
  9. kitten1102

    kitten1102 Well-Known Member

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    :hug:

    sounds really odd i know, but one of my MWs told me that breast milk in the bath water was supposed to help with healing, because of the antibodies and things... has anyone else heard that?
     
  10. trixiehunnybun

    trixiehunnybun Well-Known Member

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    i stood in the bath to wee and had the shoer head on my bits which stopped the stinging, it was just a bugger getting in and out of the bath eveytime i needed a wee! But if your worried ask your midwife again, thats what they are there for
     
  11. Tasha20

    Tasha20 Well-Known Member

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    'Yes breastmilk is fabulous stuff!

    Taken from
    http://members.tripod.com/~bmsg/breastmilkuses.htm

     

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