5 weeks post op - is this normal?

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It's 5 weeks today since my rectocele repair operation. I've noticed a lump towards the front of the vagina.  It had a lot of stitches in it at one point, but now those stitches seem to have gone. Is this lump likely to go, or does it look like this operation has removed one prolapse and produced another?

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    Hi. You seem quite normal to me. I'm 16 week post op and the lumps and bumps are starting to subside. It's a slow healing process. Take care of yourself hon. X

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    Hi I'm 9 weeks post op and am still pretty swollen a bit at the back wall but a lot at the front walk. I was having a look every other day convincing myself I'd prolapsed again but I think your imagination just runs away with you. I'm sure you are totally fine and normal but do yourself a favour - don't look xx

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    The lump is perfectly normal, please don't worry and it could be there for some time yet. It's swelling from the surgery and even when the sutures dissolve it won't reduce for a while 

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    Hi hunni I was told at 20 weeks post op by my gp that the repair had failed and I still had a prolapse, I was beside myself , my consultant wouldn't see me so I went private and got a second opinion, and was told it's scar tissue, which I'm waiting to have removed. But this last few days it's starting to feel much more comfortable. I'm now 8 months post op. It's a very very slow process. So please don't panic. It's very early days. X

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      Hi. I'm thinking mine has failed 16 week post op. I still have great difficulty having a bm and constant dull ache. Did u have similar symptoms with scar tissue?

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      Well that's kind of a relief for me if you had similar problems too. Just got to stick with it for longer and hope for the best. Glad things have stated to improve for you.

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    Hi Grable , I am 5 weeks and 4 days post op from a postererior and anterior repair and cervix removal left from previous hysterectomy . I too can feel a round lump inside vagina at the top and it feels shorter in length too ! Maybe to do with cervix removal ? It doesn't feel like the original prolapse as that was actually hanging out but not sure why I can feel a round thing still . It doesn't move though . Think my stitches have gone like yours .

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      Hello Matron , oh right I thought it may be a bit shorter , just thought the round lump at the top felt strange but I suppose that's just part of the new shape ! Do you think the bloated pregnant look will go ? Maybe it's too early yet. Thanks Jane B

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      Hello Jane, yes the bloated look will go down. Part of it is the air the consultant pumps into your pelvic cavity to separate the internal organs so he can see what he's working on more than easily. Don't worry about the shortened vagina because it is a muscular organ and will stretch so intercourse won't be uncomfortable. I had a total hysterectomy some years ago so no cervix and didn't have problems.

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