Anterior repair and tvh 5 months ago... Heavy pressure.

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Hello ladies.

Hope you are all doing great 👍

I am just wanting some advice off you guys who have had what I've had.

I find a heaviness in the front on times especially if I'm walking. I had been check a few weeks ago and he seems to think all is well. He didn't check me standing up though??

I also have mild posterior laxity and feel one day it will have to be dinet,wished now I had it all done but he don't do them together on younger women for fear of being to tight. I have thought thousands of times it's fai!ed,anyone felt the same thing??

I'm still in movicol as afraid to strain so will continue lol. I'm also on ovestin estriol cream now instead of vagifem.

Any reassurance please ladies..

Phyllis love,do you know what I mean as I know you have been through it.💕💕💕 thank you everyone.

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    Hi Welshgirl,

           I think I do know what you mean; when I do too much I feel like there is a little pulling or tightness at the front which makes me feel like Its full or swollen like I've got a football in pelvic floor at front, when I check 

    the front wall is only really a bit saggy so I suppose just a warning to slow down. It's only really a problem if I walk too far and have to walk back so I get really nippy and then have to rest up. It still stiffens up and goes really tight and nippy still like ligament damage and can take a day or two to recover. 

            I have had to accept that having had 2 lots of surgery means the possibility of nerve/ligament damage and scar tissue and that it's probably as good as it's going to get!

                 I'm thinking of maybe going back to physio to see if their is anything else I can do at this stage as feel that now am 2yrs and almost 4 months post op I surely should be fully recovered but still feel so restricted. 

            Take care and try not too worry too much the fact that your aware to be careful you will have done a good job of protecting your repair. I'm sure it will be fine. 

            X💕

                    

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    Dear Wellshgirl,

    Its so awful not knowing things, isnt it. I have a little heaviness in the vagina feeling too at 3 months now if walking too much. Ive had trust my doc who said it was fine. Remember your specialist I think said the back wall laxity was incredibly mild and wouldnt need surgery?

    Ttry to trust, rest when you can, and remember you have helped so many on this forum.

    X ruth

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      Hi Ruth

      Yes love he did say it's very mild but the pressure i feel in vag when I do need to go is awful and weighty.

      I cannot poo without movicol. I trust him 100% and know he is the proff but I will be contented if he checks me standing so any pushing down will show. I really don't know what they don't check us standing? That's what we are isn't it.

      Anyway he has asked me to book in to see him next month to be checked?

      £100 worth spent I feel even though it's a lot of money,hubby working an extra shift. You take care my friend!!x

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      Yes i remember ssying to my gp when she checked my posterior wall "but if Im lying flat on my back like this it will feel non-bulgey to you" She said 'but Im going to get you to push a little bit and then Id feel anything wrong'....said it felt fine...just have to believe her i think!

      R

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    Hi Welshgirl

    I have just been to gp complaining of same thing. I am 18 weeks post rectocele. Went back to work phased return 3 weeks ago and since then I have felt a bulge to front on numerous occasions. Gp said everything has healed well and no sign of bladder prolapse.

    Struggling to have intercourse with husband due to discomfort to the front as well but gp doesn't see any future problem with care and patience.

    I feel same as you that things may look different when upright. Feel as if watching this space.

    Take care

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      Hi Ragnar,

             Sometimes feel they send us back to work but fail to stress that we now have to be careful, they fail to mention to avoid high impact work where carrying heavy items or being on our feet for long periods may be an issue.

              Never any advise on long term aftercare at all. Very disappointing being that it's our long term health that is being put at risk. 

      X

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      Hi Phyl

      agree with you totally. I asked about lifting my grandkids. Was told do a pelvic tilt as I lift. If it wasn't for this forum I would have went back to work and continued as before. Being on here forewarned me so discussed a few things I will permanently avoid with manager. He has been very supportive. There are some things unavoidable though.

      Hope you have same support?

      Take care

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      I have been told from many ladies that when we have front wall done they don't repair down to the entrance so whats left is normal,like a small bulge.. It's not nice I know but I guess we have to accept the new us.

      May be some ladies on the forum will post about it as it's very worrying when you are it.xx

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      Hi Welshgirl

      Just had anterior repair for 3rd time in 5 years and I'm now 3 weeks post Op. I wasn't aware they left excess bulge down to front entrance but this is what I have had since first Op and still have now. I have been convinced it wasnt successful but now thinking maybe not, tho am really disappointed as I was hoping this would have been removed .

      I've been having stomach ache for last couple of days despite not overdoing it, tho am working half days at home on laptop. Has anyone had this please ? Any ideas why ? xx

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      It was my back wall Welshgirl. That is why I am scared something new happening to the front!

      Had a TVH 18 months ago and they said prolapse was mild so decided to leave it. As soon as I went back to work bowel fell into vaginal wall and surgery was needed again!

      Don't think I could cope with more at the minute. I know recuperation has caused a small weight gain so joined a slimming club to get extra off plus a little more. Maybe that will help.

      This forum has helped me lots.

      Hopefully we see improvements as weeks pass.xx

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      Hi hun

      I feel so sad you are on your 3rd repair..do you know Why they failed.

      It scares me because I had my first anterior 2 yes ago and after 2 wks I had a loose stitch,convinced it was that but surgeon just cut it off and sent me away.

      I knew it had dropped, so here I am with another repair and it brought down my uterus so that came out as I'm 50 and done early menopause.

      New professor now who is brilliant but the front bit unnerved me a lot. Now he says my back wall very very mild,normal for 95% of women to have this normal laxity. Its all very worrying. I am so cautious it's u real,will not lift anything heavier than cup of water in kettle. Bending with out using my knees is a no no too.

      I refuse to look with mirror as that makes me worse.xx

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      All we can do is no straining on loo,no heavy lifting,and pelvic floor exercise for ever.

      I'm afraid of everything failing as first one,but my new consultant is excellent and knows his stuff.

      My worry is he didn't check me standing.. And after each repair it leaves more weakness else where. Keep chin up lovexx

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      Hiya

      The previous surgeon said i had "stretchy tissue" and that has been a factor. Seems rather odd to me as when I have a massage the physio i go to frequently says i have excellent muscle tone- i know these are different tissues but would you have good muscle tone with stretchy tissue in ligaments ?!

      The reason I went back was the excess protrusion up to the protrusion - I've never been told they leave this so am really interested in the other comment where someone else said their consultant could reinvent as a day case.

      Have you had any stomach ache ? I've had it most days this week.

      Take care and carry on taking it easy ! xx

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      Below the urethra is a spongy area which is at entrance. I was told these folds are normal and not prolapse.. This bothered me a lot but all I know is when they repair front wall they can't cut right down to entrance because that's The urethra and would cause is to be incontinent.. It's where all the mechanism for urethra . Hense why we have a soft bulgy b it at entrance in front wall. Not sure if Chloe has that or different. I hope your repair is a big success hunxc

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      I don’t remember having this before the operations but feel relieved it’s not a sign of the op not being successful - thanks !! Hate the feel of it though! 

      Best wishes to you too. Hope you don’t have to go through any more surgery xx

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      I can't remember what I felt before prolapse..but I do think that the urethra gets pushed up with the prolapse hense why we don't see it or feel it so much,the prolapse takes up all the space. The feeling I have is a heaviness if I get up and walk,as if I have something in front. I gin had know my back wall was slightly la x id of got it done..the down time is the worst I found hunx

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      I don’t have the heaviness just the uncomfortableness of the spongey tissue at the front but as long as the prolapse is sorted that’s what matters. 

      Have you tried the Kegel8 ? I used this before my op and it really helped strengthen my pelvic floor ahead of the Op. If you only have  mild laxity on back wall it may well help you to avoid more surgery xx

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      Yes I have one but my consultant told me to do my exercises myself rather than use one so I have used it since.. I'm not a fab inputting anything in my vagina since my op so not used it.

      I do lots exercises and i see a women's physio. I'm very slim so no excess far round middle.

      All I care about is the prolapse gone and yes that feeling in front is my bug bearx

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