4th degree tears and legalities - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 07-15-2012, 06:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
Kel01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi. I decided to write a thread after reading about someone else's 4th degree tear. I also had a really hard labour (with my first; second child and any children we have hereafter need to be born via c-section) which resulted in a fourth degree tear. I don't know any midwives, only medical and emergency nurses, but what I have heard is that 4th degree tears need to be fixed up by a surgeon whereas mine was stitched up by a G.P who never bothered to follow it up despite the fact I told him at my sixth week check-up I was having incontinency problems as well as anatomical discomfort. Does anyone know if it is correct, that a G.P is not qualified to repair a fourth degree tear? If so, I may have legal options to help me afford the operations I need to get.  I'm currently on the public waiting list to have two operations, one to open my stomach up and have a bag put in and another to repair the muscles.:(

Kel01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 07-15-2012, 08:44 PM
 
WildKingdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds to me like you're not in the USA (there are not really GPs here). Since you're asking a legal question, maybe you can specify what country you're in.
WildKingdom is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 07-15-2012, 08:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
Kel01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Oh, sorry. Australia. General Practitioner is what G.P stands for.

Kel01 is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,040

120 members and 15,920 guests
abjadoon , agilesheltie , Aillidh , Ajbaby , angeebaby , Annaintoronto , Ashley Hoebee , AshleyCor , azohri , badwolf092087 , bananabee , blissful_maia , bluefaery , Bronwen1-3 , bubbagirl , captain optimism , catladymeow , Chaika , chickabiddy , cmnewbs , Crazybean , Crimson8 , crowcaw , Daffodil , defams , drarmywife , emmy526 , Eris , frugalmama , FyerFly , gooseberry , greenemami , Greg B , guardandolaluna , happyhats , heyxxmcfly , holdingflowers , justmama , K703 , kanaha , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , Katie8681 , katmtb , Kelleybug , kitchensqueen , KOTFrank , Kushali , LadyAnnibal , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , lilyofjudah , LilyTiger , Linda on the move , littleblackdress , lizziebits , loba , LTurtle , mamabear0314 , mamamash , mandamamma , mariamadly , marilyn612 , Marta4ka , Marumi , MDoc , Medlar , MeepyCat , Milk8shake , mimidette , Mirzam , MN BabyDust , moominmamma , MPsSweetie , MulberryMom , NaturallyKait , Nonie's mom , oaksie68 , orangemomma , pacificcheryl , pers , philomom , Piskito , primalmom , rabbitmomma , rainydaywoman , Reyhan , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , SandiMae , sarafl , Satori , Serafina33 , shantimama , Shmootzi , sidrajedi , siennaflower , sofreshsoclean , SophiaG , Springshowers , Stelmyra , SweetSilver , Tigerle , TourmalineMama , Tracy11360 , TrishWSU , wiggles06 , Wild Lupine , Wolfcat
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.