After the birth of my daugther I experienced a third degree tear which has been very painful. The hospital told me that the feeling of discomfort 'down there' would go after time. At my six week check I was cleared and told everything was normal but now a year on I still don't think everything feels right and it still feels uncomfortable especially when I am intimate. My doctor has not been very helpful - is there anything I can do for myself without going back to the doctor again?