? UTI 5wks post posterior repair?

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I have hit the almost 5 week mark after this op and remember someone saying on this forum that 'at 5 weeks you'll be convinced it's failed'...that's me now, but I'm a worrywart anyway! I could feel things coming straight down and out when I went to the loo a couple of weeks ago, now I'm still on softeners trying to relax but have done a little bending and stretching and just tend to visualise the worst - ie that I've created another rectocele by bending too much etc.

Also have slightly greenish/greyish/yellowish vaginal discharge and badly stinging urethra by evening - never had a UTI in my life before but could this be one now! I've stopped wearing little panty liners to try and let things breathe, taking cranberry supplement and litres of water per day.

Hard to imagine work in a couple of weeks. Grateful for any words of comfort and wisdom please - especially from those who may have bent and stretched a little in the early weeks and still survived with successful repairs!

Ruth

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    Hi Ruth

    Firstly I would get a check with gp to see if you have uti or vaginal infection.

    Is the discharge offensive or just the colour of it.

    I had that sort of discharge as the stitches break away and this went on for 6/7 weeks post op.

    I have not been over at all get and I'm 13 wks tvh and anterior repair. The thought terifies me but I know I need to gather the confidence. If you have no pain then I'd be surprised if you have caused any damage hun. I'm like you such a manic worrier. I got appointment in 2 wks so my consultant can check me again and show me with a mirror if I'm concerned with anything.. That way he sees what's worrying me.

    I take d mannose for uti and it's brilliant. I take it as prevention. It's a natural powder that cleans out the bladder of ecoli bacteria by allowing bacteria to stick to it while we pee it out. Sweetcure if the website.x

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      The discharge isn't particularly offensive, no. I assumed it was breakdown of sutures etc too, but know it can also be attributed to UTI.

      My gp is a long way away and I'm not driving that far yet - I also would prefer home remedies before ABs.

      So I'm interested if others experienced UTI at this stage and how they managed it....thanks for your help! R

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      Ruth

      I dont touch drugs only natural remedies like d mannose.. its absolutely tops for uti . Yiu csn get it off amazon also.. i take a teaspoon 3 times a day snd before bed.. i slso take bee propolis..garlic and high strength optibac probiotic. I hope you feel better soon.xx

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      We all tend to get the same infections ruth hense why i adviced on the d mannose.

      You may of had rectocele but the tvh and anterior repairi have the same recovery.. ie no bending.lifting for many weeks.

      We all need to minimise downward pressure hun.

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      If you are worried ruth please see your consultant. As we can only give you our experience and as we all know we are sll unique in our surgeries and healing. Not worth worrying needlessly. Good luck ruth.
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    Hi. I'm 2 yrs post op now and all good apart from painful sec. I remember that type of discharge and after putting up with it for a while it tirned out to be thrush and i had the pessary and cream to clear it up but needed a longer course as it got quite bad. 5 weeks is very early days and from experience you need more time off work. I had about 12 weeks and rest really is the best cure.

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      Hi hun how are you doing.. your right about 12 wks.. im 13 wks tvh and anterior repair and definately 12cwks is a good time.. rest is definately the answer for a successful outvome. I am still not lifting washing hovvering or any bending.lovely to hear from youx
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    I had bladder lift, rectum prolapse, and vagina lift,.. I'm 11 weeks out..and i have noticed, that if I'm standing for a while it feels., like it has dropped, dr says no. When i lay it goes back up..

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    Hi Ruth, 

    I'm Sherry from the US.

    I had a rectocle repair along with a sling done for incontinence last June.  I am 63, post two big babies in my 30's. 

    I am also a retired nurse, married to a doctor.  

    The symptoms that you are describing sound like an infection of some sort. It is not normal to have the discharge that you are describing post surgery.  Normal vaginal secretions may be slightly whitish and odorless as we all know...

    You certainly should not be feeling urethral "stinging".  That sounds like a UTI.  Please call your doctor and report this.

    To encourage you and others, I am well healed, and happy about it.  ??

    At three months, I still felt heavy perineal pressure and intercourse was uncomfortable.  Finally at about ten months post-op, that has changed.  

    Best of luck and blessings to you.

    Sherry

     

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      Hi Sherry! Thanks for your feedback. I've spoken with my gp's nurse - yes, as I thought, the discharge is actually quite normal at 4 weeks post - op (breakdown of sutures etc; it's not offensive ); and I'm managing the minor UTI symptoms with home remedies and D-mannose as obviously don't want ABs unnecessarily.

      Thanks for your story, glad you too have healed well. R

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    Hi Ruth and All,

    sorry for late reply, was out of commission yesterday due to another sgy (shoulder) that became much more extensive than anticipated. Am typing now with one hand so pls excuse any errors.  smile

     

    Ruth i agree with Sherry and Welsh girl, I would get your urine checked for. UTI if natural methods dont help in 24h.  

    More later when i can type easier. 

    Hugs to all!

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      Hi ED,

      Sounds like a plan! Will do, thanks one and all....and get well soon, fancy needing another surgery while still in recovery from other repair! Please take care, get well soon and thanks so much for your guidance.

      X ruth

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