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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 10:31 AM   11
Allie84
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I haven't had any tests done! I didn't even know tests existed! Hmmmm.



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 15:03 PM   12
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I had a 4th degree after pushing for 2 hours then an urgent forcep delivery. I needed around 370 stitches so was quite a bit of damage and now I am incontinent if I can't get to the loo quickly. With my 2nd I was advised to have a section as there is an increased risk of tearing again due to scar tissue not having elasticity in it. With 4th degree tears the sphincter muscles are damaged too so it's possibly to have an endoanal ultrasound to check the amount of scarring to see the risk of damage with next delivery. This is what i had done which showed around 70% scarring (hence the incontinence) so I opted for a section as I didn't want to risk another tear.

A section was an absolute breeze compared to my first delivery. I had my son Tuesday early morning and was home Wednesday afternoon. Hubby stayed home for a week but then went back to work and it was me and 2 kids. Was absolutely fine!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 15:43 PM   13
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First and second degree tears are very different from 4th degree tears. 4th degree tears can often carry a large risk of permanent damage whereas 1st2nd while uncomfortable generally heal quickly and quite well. 4th degree tears go into the rectum which is the big problem and it can cause incontinence and other major problems. This is why a consultant will offer an elective section with 4th degree tears but rarely 1st and 2nd degree tears.



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