4 weeks post anterior and posterior repair with bladder sling infection an groin pain

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I am now 4 weeks post anterior and posterior repair surgery with bladder sling have had infection for 3 weeks at appt dr said sutures are still fresh alot of inflammation. Having alot of groin an vaaginal pain feels like I have been kick in the crotch. The pain is burning stabbing an even my underwear feels tight on this side. Is this normal? Hoping to feel alot better by now an for at least some of the stiches to resolve. I also had to have my episiotomy redone bc of tramatic event that happened earlier this year which it tore open after 17 years. Any help please.......

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    What kind of Dr did your surgery? Did he/she give you any antibiotics for the infection? Have you been resting?
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      Had cystocele recto repair with bladder sling an episiotomy repair. ( after 17 years an traumatic incident it tore open ) been on 3 different antibiotics. Have been resting bc I can only stand walk no more than 30min before feeling weak. Also having blood from rectum which not sure if normal? The pain on side into groin an perinem is horrible.
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    Around the 5wk mark the sutures tighten so you get more pain than maybe previously, but having an infection might delay that happening yet as they won't be healing while infection present. You've had extensive surgery so not surprising you're feeling what you are. It's a long very slow road to recovery even without infection, and quite unexpected by most who opt for the repairs. I can say that even only with my anterior repair and TOP (mesh sling) that it was really a full 10mths until I could comfortably say I hardly notice anything amiss down there now. And I wasn't even seriously prolapsed prior to surgery. Just didn't want to wait till that point and face more difficult repair because I had let it get so prolapsed. It's major surgery. But convincing others when you've got nothing to show others, is hard. Plus who wants to talk about that region to others close to you, let alone keep batting on about it. SO, in steps this forum where you can share what you like to lots of others who have been through it too!

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      Is it normal for non of the stiches to not even being healing or the pelvic pain and groin pain? Also along my panty line feels like my underwear is cutting into me but it is not even tight? Anyone else experience rectal pain and bleeding? Thanks desperately seeking reassurance..
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      Yes, because you've had an infection too. Stitches don't dissolve very fast. Some deep ones can still be there at 8wks onwards. Yours will be delayed due to infection as you won't have been healing much at all while infection present.

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