12 weeks post op for double prolapse and bladder lift. Still very sore and am in constant pain in bo

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Has anyone else taken this long to heal? I have pain all the time and have to push the prolapse back into the vagina after opening bowels or passing wind. My stools are soft and I am not constipated. I tried to have sa x about 1 week ago and I have not been the same sinse. I feel like I am 4 weeks post op again. I am seeing my consultant on Thursday, but I think work are expecting me back after Christmas, I feel very guilty.

any one had the same or suggest what might be wrong?

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    jane don't feel guilty because we all heal at different rates. If you're not ready to go back to work after Christmas then there isn't anything you can do about it. Normally at 12 weeks you should be pain free but it could be that some if your sutures haven't dissolved. If that's the case your consultant will be able to reassure you.
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      Oooops. I did write something about that but for some reason it disappeared from my post!! I'm using my iPad and for some reason when I start a new sentence the page scrolls down to the bottom of the page. I'll try again. I said the fact that you are pushing a "bulge" back into place when you've had your bowels open makes me think the posterior repair hasn't been successful but the anterior repair has fortunately worked. However I could well be wrong and it it's something the consultant can deal with very easily. Did he/she use mesh to repair the prolapse? 
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      Morning Matron,

      I would like your advice again. Iam sory to be a pain. I have had a look this morning and found a bright red lump, tissue when a slightly bear down and am in some pain and discomfort. Could this be the stitches pulling apart, if so can the surgeon do anything about it? I am seeing him tomorrow but want to get all the information I can to share with him so that i might be able to understand.

      thanks

      Jane 

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      It could be your stitches jane but without seeing it it's very difficult to tell. You're seeing your consultant tomorrow so I'm sure he'll be be able to reassure you. Sorry I can't give you an definite answer.
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    Hi Matron, I do not know-will it say in the notes?
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    Glad your seeing dr soon it sounds as if not good at all i had pain and knew when i had done to much but prolapse never came down at all dont get blocked up take care
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    No mesh used that I can see Matron. If it is the prolapse, will I need another operation using mesh?
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      Mesh holds the prolapse in place more securely but only certain Urogynaecologists can use it because it is is still being researched. Different types of membranes are used as well such as porcine membrane. That also gives a secure hold by allowing the woman's membranes and ligaments to grow around it, then after about 12 months the membrane has dissolved. 
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    Thanks Matron, I shall see what the surgeon says on Thursday, maybe he will suggest this method. Bit worried to have to go through the op and recovery again but we shall see. You are a great support.

    Thankyou so much.

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    Hi there Jane back again, still a pain in the left buttock and pain when i bend over. The consultant says he did not go anywhere near there! I have another appt in March. Have tried to go back to work on a phased return but I an exhausted after a few mornings. Any advice? 
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