Anterior and Posterior prolapse surgery

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Hi Ladies

It is so reassuring to read some of these posts and know that this prolapse problem is one that affects so many of us. I am healthy at 48 and had surgery nearly 3 weeks ago, for  posterior and anterior prolapse. I felt fine for the first 2 weeks. A couple of days ago, I started experiencing awful pain in my right buttock and rectum, I also have a lot of swelling inside my vagina, which I am hoping is just from everything healing. The pain in my behind and lower back is the worst and I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I did start driving after 13 days and think that it may be a contributing factor. I would welcome any advice on this, as I am so worried.

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    Hi Haley

    I have the same problem I'm 1 week 6 days pist op and have the worst back pain and in my buttocks had this from day 1 but my friend took me out for a coffee and it has been worse since x

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      HI Cherie,

      I think that what they say about resting every day (lying down) is very important. I have not been getting enough rest and yesterday I put it to the test. I did very little,  slept for two hours in the afternoon and didn't go anywhere, the pain in my bottom was gone. It is very difficult, especially as my youngest is only 7. I am going out for a coffee today but will rest when I get back. I phoned the consultant and he said these pains are to be expected, so at least we know it is normal. It really is early days for you. I feel worse 20 days post op than I did a week ago because I did too much. The driving is the worst!. Do you still have a lot of swelling (inside) I feel like there is something stuck there, so hope that is normal too.  Try not to get too despondent, take each day at a time and take the ibuprofen for pain and movicol to avoid constipation. Hx

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    hi i have same buttock pain and down right leg at the top, worse when i sit, so far i cope by doing what i have to and then put my feet up. 
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    I had an anterior and posterior repair 4weeks ago and was due to return to work today but just not ready as still fatigue easily and still experiencing low back pain and crampy pain . Also getting really sharp pain and spasms in lower abdomen,bowels are working ok but I do sometimes have some symptoms of irritable bowel. Have been taking regular ibobrufen for pain but this is not helping the spasms. I am trying Buscopan (antispasmodic) hoping that will help and a wheat pack . Any one else had similar problems? I am not due for post op check up till April 10 
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    Hello Hayley 

    I am 4 1/2 weeks post op and have suffered with this buttock pain. This really bothered me as very painful and not expected. I still cant sit or put my weight on my bottom and have to sit/sleep to the side.  Have spoken to consultant about it and he says it is caused by stitches and that it will go in time but at the moment the ligament and nerves are inflamed. I had a posterior and anterior repair and a sacrospinious fixation. I googled this and found several mentions of this buttock pain.  Just wish I had been forewarned about it.  Good luck and hope it eases soon.

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    Hi Hayley

    It's interesting to see that a lot of people are suffering with the same pain, myself for one. Hope you feel better soon x

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    Thank you for all your replies. I am going to call the consultant tomorrow to find out if he has any advice or idea on how long this pain will last. I will update you when I know. I hope that you all have some relief soon x
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    it started about six weeks after op which was aug 14 - i will have to go back to gp but cant face another op yet.  it is worse some days than others but we are all different good luck 
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      Hi Christine, I am sorry to hear you have had this discomfort for so long. Do they suspect another prolapse. I took it easy yesterday - no driving and the pain in my buttock went. It may sound crazy but would you consider speaking to a good chiropractor as you may have a nerve or ligament problem since the operation? I hope that you can get some relief soon as I can imagine how disheartened you must be feeling after all this time.
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