6 week check up - done!

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Hello ladies, I just had my six week post op after having posterior wall repair. So, few things...

1) I was told I have healed nicely. All my stitches have dissolved and I can now start working my way up to normal physical activity. Yeah!

2) I got the green light to resume intimacy. My husband and I eagerly attempted intercourse last to find out (as I expected) it was a bit painful for me. Pain was worse the deeper he went and it was mostly at the opening of the vagina. I am still a little tender today. We cut it short last night and I think I'll wait at least another week or two before we try again.

3) Now for the worse part...the surgeon did a biopsy on the tissue she removed from my ack vaginal wall and found some abnormal cells! She called it low grade Squamouse intra epithelial lesions. But all I heard was pre pre-cancer cells!! I am so upset and scared over this finding, I don't know what to do. I am scheduled to have a colposcopy in a month to see if there are more of these cells still there. She said it is very rare to get these on the vaginal wall, they are usually on the cervix. Has anyone heard of this before? Anyone experience this? I don't want to worry but I am only 35 and don't want to have to think about cancer!!

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    heather it's squamous cells they have found and it is fairly common and easily treated. Remember it's pre cancer so it's been caught early and the cells can be removed. Xx
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      Hello Matron. Is it standard procedure to check cells after rectocele surgery? I was due a smear test but had to postpone due to surgery 5 weeks ago. Also does everyone on nhs get post op check as I've not been informed of one?! Should I ask maybe?
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      Hi jo jo. No it isn't standard procedure to take a biopsy. Regarding your question about post op check it appears that not all consultants do this check which has surprised me. Until I joined this forum I wrongly presumed this was routine as it is in my area. I think everyone should have one and I see no harm in asking. I think some ladies are being asked to see their GP if there are any concerns but most GP's have little experience of gynaecology.
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    Easier said than done but try not to worry too much, I had pre-cancerous cells, easily removed and no probs since, all my last smears have come back clear x x x
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      That is so reassuring that all your smears since have been clear. I am trying to think of it as a blessing that I had this surgery done or else, I might not have known of these abnormalities since pap smears only test cervical cells and not on the vaginal wall. I am so happy everything went well for you 😆
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    Hope all goes ok Heather. I'm also just over 5 weeks since same surgery. Try not to worry hon as caught early stages. Easier said I know. Best wishes to you and keep in touch. More women should talk about such worries it will make sure younger women go to smear appointment tests. I didn't realise they checked after repair surgery. Sending hugs to you. Xx
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      Thanks Jojo, I will definitely update you all on the results. It is hard not to worry but this scare might be good for me. I bought spinach and vitamin B tablets on the way home from the doctors office!.
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    Oh crap. At least it is farily common, as Matron says. I wouldn't have thought it routine to send off tissue to lab from pelvic floor repair? Maybe it didn't look quite right in there during op. So the colposcopy takes a deep proper biopsy of the cervix right? Fingers and EVERYTHING crossed that you have a good outcome and we can cyber high five when all fixed. BOL
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      Hi Robyn, thanks for your support. The colposcopy is when the gyno views the cervix and vaginal walls through a high powered microscope to look for abnormal cells. They will take a biopsy if they see anything suspicious. I'm am a bit more optimistic now. There is nothing I can do but wait for the test!
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    Oh yes, so it is which I should have known as the word basically has "scope" in it!! Thanks for filling me in.
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