3rd and 4th Degree Tears
If you have had a 3rd or 4th degree tear following the birth of your baby you will receive a letter from our physiotherapy team.
If you are having any symptoms with your bladder or bowel following a 3rd or 4th degree tear you can contact us for advice.
We will ask you a series of questions and give you advice; we will then book you an appointment to see us in our specialist physiotherapy clinic in person.
Common symptoms following a 3rd or 4th tear can include:
- Leakage of your bladder
- Having to rush to the toilet for your bladder
- Leakage of your bowels
- Reduced control of wind
- Having to rush to the toilet for your bowels
- Pain around the area of skin between your vagina and back passage (perineum)
Please call 0113 20 66252 if you are getting any bladder or bowel symptoms and one of our specialist physiotherapist will return your call to give you telephone advice prior to your appointment.
Please see our video Caring for your perineum after the birth of your baby for advice
If you are post-natal and are experiencing any of the above symptoms please speak to your midwife or GP for a referral to our urogynaecology physiotherapy services.