11 weeks post op for hysteropexy, rectocele (posterior repair), enterocele

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Hi Ladies

Until now I've been feeling pretty good other than a few infections, however 2 weeks ago I felt the lump type feeling again as well as been in agony when my bladder is full. When I sneeze I've also started to leak urine a bit. I'm gutted, I've been feeling so positive and at my 6 week check up my surgeon/consultant was super pleased with my repairs. I went back to my doctor as I'd been discharged from the hospital. She examined me and found a bulge in my bladder but said try not to worry. Sadly I did worry & rang the hospital to see if I could pay to see my consultant/surgeon again. Thankfully I got an appointment which is his Tuesday so hopefully she'll be able to reassure me it's nothing. I also phoned my doctor back & asked if it was worth me seeing a physiotherapist, my doctor agreed it was a good idea & said she would request it as urgent. Again luck was on my side & ive got an appointment this Wednesday so hopefully they will be able to help. Has anyone else had similar happen?

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    I was hoping someone who may have had a similar experience could have responded to you and perhaps given you some reassurance. I haven't personal experience and I had less surgery than you (I had a rectocele and cystocele repair)  but I have professional experience. Without seeing you I think it's difficult for me to reassure you or give you advice but what does concern me is the bulge in your bladder that your doctor who I presume was a GP could feel. That in my opinion should have been a trigger to refer you back to urogynaecology and you shouldn't have been put in the position of booking your own appointment. I'm not surprised you worried, I would have. I am not saying this is a concern but very few GP's have extensive urogynaecology training. I'm not sure why you feel you need to see a physiotherapist urgently, is there something else worrying you? Anyway Nit good luck for Wednesday you'll have plenty of time to ask all the questions you want, write a list tonight if you haven't already and let me know how you get on. 

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      Thank you for replying as always your advice is greatly appreciated. I thought my gp might refer me back under the circumstances, she said try not to over think things but then followed it up with 'you may need another operation in six months, but try not to worry' I was ok until she said that. I'll let you know how it goes at the hospital tomorrow. As for the physio appointment it's all to do with my pelvic floor so I did push it a bit when I phoned her saying how did I know if I'm doing it right.

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      I can fully understand why you want to see a physiotherapist and pushing it means you'll be seen quicker. If a GP asks for an urgent appointment it is what they call "expedited through the system" so a priority appointment has to given. 

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      Well my priority appointment came through as 5.5.17 but as luck would have it I got offered a cancellation this Wednesday. So someone's looking over me ??

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    Hi if I remember correctly you had the same surgeon as me at Mk hospital, mine was at the Saxon Clinic the week before. I didn't have the same surgery as you I had a posterior repair and repair of enterocele. I hope you get some answers and reassurance today, let us know how you get on. I had my post op check with her and she said everything OK and stitches still in place and I was discharged at 6 weeks and referred for physio. At physio at 9 weeks the physio said I should be feeling better and the benefits of the surgery but I never have it always felt I had the prolapse! Went back to gp and asked if I could have a chat with a colorectal surgeon - had an appointment at 11 weeks and listened and then examined and said I still have at least a rectocele! He told me I should go back and discuss it with her but I am thinking what's the point? He also is writing to my gp for me to see a colorectal surgeon that specialises in pelvic floor disorder as he feels the surgery didn't address the underlying issues sad Feel so down about it, hope you get some positive news and you feel the benefits really soon x

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      Hi Donna

      How very disappointing & upsetting for you. I have to say I feel that I've been very lucky & found Ms P amazing. I hope you get some good news soon, please keep me posted x

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    Afternoon ladies

    Apologies I didn't let you know about my appointment yesterday. All went really well, I Feel so relieved. My consultant said I have less than a grade 1 cystocele & have nothing to worry about. She's super pleased with my repairs. Just arrived for my ultrasound appointment followed by physiotherapist appointment so will again keep you posted x

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