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So I'm now 3 weeks post opp from having a rectocele and for the last week I have only felt uncomfortable Ness where my stitches have rubbed. But I came on my period 2 days ago and now very sore around the left wall of my vagina so I went to the doctors and she said it looked ok just a little red and to put some barrier cream on the area. I'm a little concerned cause she didn't seem that thorough and iv haven't got my 6 week check up with the consultant at the hospital it's at the doctors. Im a little concerned they Will not know what there looking for. Plus my sick note runs out nxt week why do they give you a note for 4 weeks when your not allowed to do anything for 6- 12 weeks. Sorry for the rant feeling a little frustrated today.xxxx

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    How many doctors are there at your practice, is it possible to see a different doctor for your check and do you know if any of them specialises in this area? My doctors has a website site and you can see what their interests are and, if necessary, choose to see one who might have more detailed knowledge.

    With regards your sick note, if you are not up to working by next week then go to your GP and ask for another note. Doctors notes are there so you don't have to work if you are not up to it, 4 weeks doesn't sound that long to me. I am currently signed off for 6 weeks. I am half way through now and as yet unsure whether it will be enough but will see in a couple of weeks time. In terms of actually going back to work you will need to consider what work you do, will you need to go back to lighter duties or have a staged return so you are not back to full days straight away. 

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    Topsi

    Your lucky to have a 6 week check mines with my consultant in july which will be just over 4 months.

    with regards to sick cert. Had a Rectocele and bowl plication was told by my consultant that as my job is physical minimum of 12 weeks off, hospital signed me off 4 weeks and my dr signed me off for the further 8 weeks with just a phonecall as he had all the consultants notes on my records. i did have to wait until the week before the cert ran out to receive the next one.

    Dr's are there to help you. like ClairM says I would seek a dr who specialises in womens gynae health most practices have one.

    good luck 

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    Hi Topsi,

    I'm sure that Matron said that the posterior repair does lie a little to the left. It generallytakes around the 6 weeks for wound to heal, although can take longer.

    I had discomfort on and off right up to about 6 weeks, after that you will start to feel much better !

    Keep resting plenty and only build up progress a little at a time, you will heal quicker in the long run.

    Phyl x☺

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    Thank you for the reasurance ladies I really appreciate it. Xxx
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    Your GP should give you another sick note. I had an original note from the hospital for four weeks but at nine weeks I'm still not able to work so the GP has given me two further ones.

     

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    My GP wouldn't do a 6 week check they advised me to call the consultants. I did and they advised I never needed a 6 week check. I insisted that I had one having had major surgery A+p ssf. I will be 11 weeks post operation on Monday, after numerous phone calls I have eventually got an appointment with my consultants nurses on 14 June.when I will be 16 weeks post operation. I think it really is a post code lottery in the UK. I think you have to listen to your body ref going back to work and not be pressured into going back to soon. I'm not back yet am considering part time towards the end of May but will see how I feel then. GP have renewed sick note via phone as needed. Good luck xx
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