2nd op

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hi am 9 days post op after an a@p repair (first op done in May which failed 2.5 weeks later). I'm constantly worried that it will fail again and had a look in he mirror today and saw a bulge in the bladder with a small ball attached. Don't know whether this is swelling or whether my prolapse is on the way to failing again.  Is it normal to be able to see your bladder? Never really looked in the mirror at myself before this year when everything was normal . X

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    Hi Caroline,

    I couldn't see anything much in early weeks things are so swollen anyway and it takes weeks for it all to go down properly!

    There's no reason it should fail again as long as you take it easy and rest, rest and more rest. Take your time with any progress.

    Matron use to always say 'not to take a peek', I think we just worry more.

    Try and just relax and make the most of the chance to rest. Once you start pottering about listen to your body and you will be fine!

    I didn't feel I was normal down below till about 2/3 month and even then some days it seemed more swollen than others. It takes such a long time.

    Phyl x 💖

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    Hi Caroline.  Sorry to hear this is your 2nd one and hope what you are seeing is normal. It's diffficult for non medical people to know what we should be looking for.  Good luck, let us know what the doctor says.  Tricia x

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    Nine days is very early days. I had bulging and swelling for 8-10 weeks as it takes around three months for healing, swelling start to subside.

    I think looking at yourself down there with a mirror this early is a very dangerous thing to do.

    Don't panic, don't do anything apart from resting for around 8-12 weeks. When I had mine repaired last December I had three months off work.

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