6 months after surgery extreme pain

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Hi all

Hope everyone is doing well

I'm seeing my gyno in few weeks his away till start of next month ,as I have intense pain in my groin had it since day one after surgery. The repair itself seems ok I can sit and walk without pain inside but sex is a no as it puts extreme pain in groin and hurts enough I cry.

My doctor is quite concerned as pain he can see clearly on my face and a lot of nights I cannot sleep. Ever since I had surgery my bowels don't work unless I take laxative which I don't want to continue to do all my life. My gyno said he had to pull it right as it was quite bad.Has anyone after 6 months live with his much pain as I fear the mesh he placed in me which I didn't agree on having is giving me this pain.

Thanks for listening

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    Hi Debra,

    Did you have a TVT (trans-vaginal tape) procedure by any chance? I just posted a few days ago asking about other people's experiences with this. My dr recommended the procedure but I started to second guess this as I don't think the procedure is as simple as its perhaps portrayed.

    I am so sorry that you're going through this. This is exactly what I fear happening. Have you considered going to a different surgeon for a second opinion?

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      Hi

      No I've never heard of that at all

      I'm from Australia so I think we don't have that at the moment

      This is mesh that they sew to tighten the walls

      My GP is quite worried and said possibly it's cutting through me as gyno pulled it so tight.

      Hope all goes well with you

      We all are different so please don't stress to much

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    Hi I'm 5 mths A&P repair and still in a lot of pain like you, my gynecologist said everything is fine with my repair and can see I'm still in pain also strong laxatives,i am due to see a colorectal surgeon nxt month to rule out any problems with my bowels but I'm struggling with sex too its painful too, I haven't even managed to get back to work yet as the pain increases the more I do.it has been suggested to see a physio for relaxation techniques as was told maybe if I relax my pelvic floor it will help with the pain but I doubt it would get my bowels working hope you get some answers

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      Hi

      Thanks for the reply,I've been to check bowels nothing wrong. I'm heading back to specialist and having a laparoscopy to see what's going on.

      Pain is ruling my life. I get what they say with physio as I've been to one as well and not help.

      I never ask for mesh it woke up with it so that made me mad.

      Hope you get answers soon

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    You don't say what surgery you had? Hopefully you mean your "Urogynaecologist", not just a Gynaecologist?

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      Hi

      Thanks for the reply

      I'm in Australia so we don't have urogynacolgist to preform surgery

      We have a gynaecologist. I had all areas done for prolapse as I had uterus removed 4 years ago and my ovary exploded in surgery.

      The pain I have is shocking and fear it's the mesh.

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      I'm in New Zealand and we have lots of Urogynaecologists. They've had 3yrs extra training over Gynaecologists and they need extra training to be allowed to use mesh. Australia DEFINATELY has Urogynaecologists. I would never let just a Gynaecologist do pelvic floor prolapse repairs. Who told you there aren't Urogynaecologists? I think whoever put your mesh in isn't properly experienced in doing it. I would be questioning them as to how many they've actually done before yours. Public hospital or private?

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      We have urogynacolgist I have my own urologist and nephrologist as I have kidney issues as well

      Yes I have ask questions and he has done many surgeries. and gynaecologist here in Australia do prolapse very rare would you hear urogynacolgist do it.

      My gyno had my urologist around due to my kidneys.

      I'm a private patient and yes I'm not happy and very hard to do to much after I have woken up.i feel bad enough now and don't need extra pain on top of my kidney pain I live with ,believe me I ask many questions and have many specialist I see regularly plus have many surgeries 10 plus a year maybe more.

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      Clearly you actually don't know what you are talking about when it comes to which Surgeons are trained to do what specialty surgery. A Urologist and a Gynaecologist trying to do what an individual Urogynaecologist has been trained for 3 extra years to perform pelvic floor repairs, doesn't equal the specialty trained Surgeon needed. So a Urologist and a Gynaecologist bumbled around in theatre & both had a shot at doing what only one Urogynaecologist should be doing, & have pulled the tape too tight. The mesh that caused the problems years ago is long gone. Its all down to technique now. A Urologist has different specialty in the pelvic area to a Gynaecologist and vice versa and either of those should be referring you to a UROGYNAECOLOGIST for the specialty pelvic floor repair you needed. I don't care how many surgeries you've had, none of that matters to making sure the best trained surgeon for this repair wasn't requested. A Urogynaecologist has had THREE extra years training specifically on pelvic floor repairs than what a Urologist or a Gynaecologist has had. Your tape can easily be removed this early on as they've obviously pulled it too tight. The longer you leave it in the less likely that they will be able to remove it. You can't go on as you are. I had mesh 11mths ago and mine is causing no problems and everything is working totally normally and I now have absolutely no stress incontinence either.

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      If you going to respond please don't be so rude.

      I do understand different doctors

      What happens in your country does not happen here I know how my country works like you do yours

      I do not need the abruptness of your messages. I know what I need to do and your messages make everything worse. I don't speak unless I have a understanding of what I'm saying if I don't k ow I ask.

      Unless you speak in a nice non abrupt way don't comment please.

      Don't like been told that I have no idea when I do.

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    Hi,

    I'm from the states, so I think we may call it by a different name, although it sounds like its the same procedure...a piece of mesh or tape inserted through incisions to suspend the bladder to relieve/prevent prolapse and decrease leakage. There have been a lot of lawsuits filed here by people who have had mesh surgery and had it migrate to different parts of the body and in some cases puncture the uterus.

    If they inserted the mesh without your consent, can you seek damages? I know it's little consolation and does not relieve the pain you are experiencing, but there may be legal avenues you can pursue. Best of luck with everything, and I wish you a speedy recovery.

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      Hi

      Thanks so much for replying

      Yes they said they had to pull it tight and I've had so many complications after this surgery.

      I can feel pain and sharpness as I walk now and the pain is beyond silly

      I'm headin to my doc this week as I can't live with this pain and get a second opinion as it takes your life away. Believe me if its mesh erosion I won't be happy.

      Again Thankyou for reply

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