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I had a vaginal hysterectomy and posterior repair 7 weeks ago. I was discharged from hospital after two nights and told that I did not need a follow up appointment. The last 7 weeks have been pretty awful, I have had a severe urine infection requiring two different lots of antibiotics (caused I’m sure, by having to have my catheter replaced because it wasn’t draining, and lots of people tweaking it to try to get it going).
I have been feeling unwell and had quite a lot of tenderness, especially after any kind of activity. I went back to work after three weeks (sitting down all day) because I am on a zero hours contract and can’t manage without the money. I haven’t done any lifting or bending and have really been very careful.
The reason for my post is that after a continuous discharge since the operation that hasn’t really settled down, I suddenly had a big loss of bright red blood during the night last night. I rang my G.P.at 8am this morning and went in to see her. She examined me and said that she couldn’t see clearly because there was so much blood, but that the whole area is very inflamed and red, and there is a clear source of bleeding high up but she couldn’t work out exactly what is going on. She took a swab and prescribed antibiotics (my 3rd lot) and said that she would contact the consultant to both ask for advice and request an appointment for me.
I haven’t heard anything all day, and expect that she is waiting to hear from the consultant, but I am feeling pretty terrible. I have continued to bleed (bright red, quite heavy) and am very tender around my tummy. I am due to go to work tomorrow but I just want to lie down and am really even struggling to stand up straight.
Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong with me or have any advice? I’m feeling so tearful this evening.
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