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    Please keep anon.

    Basically sincegiving birth 6 months ago, I have had a lot of issues with bowel movements and wee. As the birth turned a bit complex due to 3rd degree tear and having a catheter I have found that I have problems with urgency, and leaks.

    When needing to go for a number 2 its very urgent and need to get to a toilet immediately (however i can struggle a maximum of a 2 minute wait).
    I also have the same issues with going a wee, though that is more urgent and if I don't get to the toilet quick enough I do start to leak. Its quite embarassing and tend not to go out as much due to the thought of if i don't find a toilet in time.

    I have no knowledge or feeling up until its at urgent stage and so can cause a lot of problems. I have noticed that sneezing coughing or any sort of sudden movements like that cause me to have a slight leak as well. I have tried everything I can with pelvic floor muscles, and basically I only got 2 sessions of physiotherapy to deal with this, both of which I found greatly unhelpful. It has also started to get slightly painful every time I go.

    Can anyone suggest any sort of excersises that that will help improve the muscles around that area because its getting quite frustrating as I am struggling to go out for more than round the shop or to somewhere where I am guaranteed toilet fascilaties.

    Also This a genuine question, anyone who can just contribute silly comments or "troll" would be greatly advised not to waste their time, Thanks for your time.
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    Can't you go to the doctor?
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    I'm never having kids now...
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    I can't really help you regarding what sorts of exercises would help, but have you spoken to your GP about this? If they aren't of much help, maybe they could refer you to a specialist?
    Hope everything gets better!

    edit: just type 'post birth incontinence' into google - there is loads of info and advice, and some pregnancy forums also
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    I recommend a pregnancy forum, rather than one for UK students..
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    Aw, dude, TMI.
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    For your bowel, I'd say see the doctor. And if your leaking is that bad, then again mention it to them. But to help it you'll have to re-train your pelvic floor muscles. There's weights you can wear during the day to help which you can buy, and exercises like stopping pee mid flow when you're on the toilet are good too.

    But regardless, please see your GP about this.
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    sorry forgot to say that doctors have said just do pelvic floor and that it will get better in time.
    Reason I posted here (as well as a few pregnancy sites) is because There a few parents on here plus the tsr members who are studying those sectors (possibly) might be able to shed light on some excersises that the doctors won't give me the time of day for.
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    Embarrassing bodies will love you
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    (Original post by assassin's_creed)
    Embarrassing bodies will love you
    Been on already (not the OP, but someone with this problem. The one time I watched it)
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    (Original post by assassin's_creed)
    Embarrassing bodies will love you
    lol cheers for that, I've been prodded and poked by loads of student mws I rather put the limit of going televised. :p:
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    i just don't understand why this is on a student forum though....
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    Dear god.. my poor mother
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    (Original post by assassin's_creed)
    Embarrassing bodies will love you
    I was thinking exactly the same.

    Go on embarrassing bodies, you'll get all free surgery as well
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    If the pelvic floor exercises aren't working, do some research on local hospital facilities and go back to your GP armed with the information. Then specifically request a referral to your local pelvic floor clinic, or whatever facilities your local hospital has. If they won't refer you, ask for a second opinion and say the same to the next GP. Make it clear how this is affecting your life and that pelvic floor exercises haven't worked for 6 months.

    Exercises are always the first thing they will try, but if its not resolving after 6 months I'd be keen for a specialist to take a look.

    Feel free to PM if you'd like more information on how to make a pain of yourself (its necessary, trust me). And don't worry about TMI, I have a very strong stomach and assure you I hear much worse than this every day
 
 
 
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