A lot of groin pain and pain above hair line 4 weeks after anterior/posterior repair and TVT sling.

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I am so frustrated!  I tried to go back to work (desk job) yesterday and had to stay home today.  My groin hurts so bad I can’t wear panties! The incision area from the sling above the pubic hair line is really tender as well.  Driving still bothers me if it is more than 25-30 minutes too.   I was feeling great and ready to get back to work after the holiday, but now I feel like I am back to week 1.  Anyone else experience these things either from the sling or prolapse repairs?  TIA

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    4 weeks is pretty early. I had to sit on a stack of memory foam pillows and recline as much as possible to use a chair at that point. Groin pain can be either inflamed nerves from the surgical trauma or spasmed pelvic muscles. Have you tried warm compresses/heating pad? Are you still taking your ibuprofen around the clock? I had the tenderness at the sling incision site for a good long while, it always surprised me when I bumped into a desk/table at that height. I noticed about 2-3 months after the surgery that that tenderness had gradually gone away when I wasn't paying attention. Probably should talk to your doc about the groin pain, you may need some physical therapy after you're healed up to help you relax those muscles--that's what happened to me.

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      The doc told me some ladies go back to work after a week or two and some take longer, so I thought I would be in better shape by now haha!   I went back to work yesterday and was miserable by noon.  I have a total of six weeks approved which takes me through the 19th, but I didn’t want to take that much time off work.  I had backed off of the ibuprofen because I felt good but took some yesterday and today.   Maybe it was my work chair because at home I do recline or lie on my side a lot.  I’ll try some heat and see if that helps.   If not, I’ll give the doc a call because I don’t go back in until the 19th.  Thanks! 
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      Wow hun I was told 12 weeks recovery. You have had a lot done so not surprised your in pain.

      If you return to early there is a high chance you reprolapse

      The tissues don't make strong scar tissue till 12 wks hun.

      I'm 6 mobth s from tvh and anterior redone and I'm still not lifting,because im.over cautious. It's worth it love.x

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      I sure hope it is worth it!  I don’t have to do any lifting for work, so I thought I would be okay.  I think it’s the drive that is the worst part because I felt great this morning but on the drive in I was miserable, and then I am sitting at a desk.  I took my heating pad and a memory foam cushion to sit on today but it didn’t make much difference.   Only worked 1/2 day today.   I did start my period today though, and I have cramps from hell so I wonder if my cycle is anything to do with this garbage.  Thanks!
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    Have a look at the group Sling the mesh on Facebook. So many people having problem but you will get great support there
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    Do you still have stitches love?
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    Jessica1234

    Hola, 

    35 yrs old I had cystocele and rectocele with a mid slim and posterior repair and I’m in my 6 day of recovery and I was reading your note  my slim dr said the hold are in  my creases On each side of my legs you said your are in your pubic are? 

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      Yes, my sling is anchored above the pubic bone just above the hair line.  I have seen the type you have.  They called it a TOT sling I believe. If I had the type you have I would understand the groin pain! 
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