Anterior and prosteria repairs

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Hi all , I had a anterior and prosteria  repair last September  but I feel like I am leaking urine now worse than ever has anyone had this or does it look like the surgery has failed

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    Were you leaking urine before the repairs? What method did Urogynaecologist use to hold the repairs up inside?
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      Hi not leaking as bad as I had a TVT in 2011 and that stopped the leakage but after the prolapse surgery it all started again . A different consultant to the one that done the op  said they wouldn’t have taken out the TVT but why is it so bad now 
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      So they used mesh to hold bladder up for incontinence? All this is being done by Urogynaecologists right?
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      I had the TVT for leakage years ago . I was referred to  the gynaecologist and the consultant  gave me the option of TVT  as I had had every other option available already . 
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    I gather you mean Urogynaecologist not just Gynaecologist. Our tissues become more and more fragile and loose as we age and with slowly decreasing hormones. You need to visit a pelvic floor prolapse Specialist again. There's a large amount of reasons this could be happening for. 

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      Yes I will go back to my GP to get referred.  The thing is I had a bad experience with the last prolapse surgery and was in horrendous pain after being stitched too tight so the thought of going through this again is troubling me 
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      Oh crap. How did they reverse the too tight stitches? Also their methods of fixing these prolapses have probably evolved since your last one as they get more and more advanced with new techniques. Hopefully you don't have to see the Specialist who stitched so tight last time. 

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      My op was September just gone but they did not want to restitch as they were worried about opening me up to infection so I had to have lots of salt baths to speed the process . 

      I won’t see the same consultant as he discharged me a few hours after the op and I had loads of complications afterwards . I think I will go back to my GP and get referred to a different hospital 

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    Have you been tested for urinary tract infection? Oh dear, back to the controversy of old fashioned salt baths. They are just no good at all when you have stitches. They won't have sped anything up. I seriously recommend a new modern thinking Urogynaecologist. We had all these discussions re. salt sits last year and how they introduce deep seated infection. Why on earth would you want to try and speed up getting rid of important stitches that need to be in for 6-8 wks to allow thorough healing of repair, otherwise it's going to slip again. Your Specialist must be out of the ark and not practicing "best practice safety "!!! You probably just had pain from the incision that a lot get and actually needed a good regime of pain meds to get through that phase. Lots get worse pain at around 4wk stage as the stitches tighten which is all part of the healing process. 

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      No I had seen a second specialist who also agreed that the stitching was too tight and this was from 3 days post op. I went because I was in incredible pain and couldn’t sit down properly at all . I had refused to see the surgeon who had done my op so I was sent to a recommended consultant who also confirmed the stitching was too tight . 

      My pain meds were upped and anti biotics given as the site was infected . 

      It was only after this cleared that I was told to have salt baths and the pain did decrease and settle down 

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      Hi Janet, 

            So sorry to hear of your ongoing problems, can I just ask if the tightness eventually slacked off? 

                        Feel at 2 years post op that I was stitched too tight ( had A&P and aware some surgeons don't do both at same as can be too tight) and despite asagging bulge forming again at front wall the actual repair itself feels tight but painful stretching of scar tissue is agony. 

                      Can't understand why wall is sagging yet still got tight nippy bits too! Too scared to go back to consultants, although they fix up sagging walls, and regain some quality of life back its never as good as was after previous repair. So still a gradual downward process.

                               Only 57/coming up for 58 and still got dependant teen, can't go on long shopping trips anymore, or any more long walks, no cycling, she doesn't like swimming so can't share that activity with her. 

               Getting fed up with restrictions and being ever so careful, yet when I go to work my restrictions are disregarded. 

             Ok I understand that employers are not nursemaid and have 'needs of business' but going to work should not mean our long term health should be compromised.

                                    This is fault of NHS guidelines to occupational health workers who have no specialist knowledge and are no help at all to employees.

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                  Phyl x

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