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My anus hurts when I go to the bathroom. Had a 4th degree tear delievering last week. Do I call ob?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Probably

Be sure you are taking stool softeners daily and getting plenty of fiber.
Your bottom will be sore for about 6-8 weeks after such a major tear. Also continue to use the sitz bath. There are some local anesthetics than can be helpful (eg epi foam.).

In brief: Probably

Be sure you are taking stool softeners daily and getting plenty of fiber.
Your bottom will be sore for about 6-8 weeks after such a major tear. Also continue to use the sitz bath. There are some local anesthetics than can be helpful (eg epi foam.).
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