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Hi I also had a 3rd degree tear.
Evie is 13 weeks tomorrow and im am fine now- although it did take a while. I never looked at my stitches either. Have you been to see a pysio? I only went once i had to record a chart for 3 days of all my liquid intake and then pee in a jug and measure how much was coming out-it all came back normal they did this to check that my bladder could hold the normal amount. I told the physio that when i needed a poo it felt really tight, but she said that is normal and it could feel like that for up to a year but everything feels fine now. Although i do need to run to the toilet now where as before i could hold it for ages! I was so frightened to have sex too, I waited about 8 weeks and It was fine, didnt feel no different for me or my partner.
everytime i went to the toilet i also jumped in the shower to wash down below as it was to sore to wipe.
Have pleanty of baths with a couple of drops of lavender oil and tee tree oil. This helps sooth and heal the stitches.
Hope this makes you feel a bit better.
Hope to speak soon