Bath confusion

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Hi, my post op leaflet says baths are ok 48hrs after the op (had a posterior repair)

I've seen lots of forum entries with people stating baths 6 weeks after the op

What was everyone else told?

Also I think I'm leaking urine (I'm just over 3 weeks post op) but I am still bleeding slightly but am conscious of a 'smell' which makes me think this

Has anyone else experienced and issues with this?

I have a doctor appointment on Friday but driving myself a bit mad reading into things probably too much

Thankyou again

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    Hi Linda.

    When I had my op my post op leaflet didn't mention baths but nurse told me I could bathe as normal so took that to mean I was ok to have a bath which I did a few days after coming home but then I discovered this forum and read that baths wee a no no so I rang my consultants secretary up and she said she thought it would be ok but I wasn't convinced by her answer so I just had showers. It's a bit of a grey area like a lot of the advice we aren't told about.

    As for the leakage I had a tvt at same time so my leakage had improved. Hope you get some answers and you heal well.

    Fiona. X

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    Hi linda. It depends on the sutures used and you are one of the lucky ones so enjoy a lovely soak. The leaflet is produced by the urogynaecologists and senior nurses at the hospital so follow their advice and don't let anyone contradict it. Are you sure what you're smelling is urine? I only ask because it could be serous fluid from the incision site x

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    I had a "smell " also for a few weeks. As for the baths I don't know better to be safe then sorry. I was never told. I asked after 6 weeks and they said ok (Doctor)

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    I took showers till six weeks, and the leaking, I started doinh pelvic exercises immediately, niw six mos post op, very long healing process
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