bleeding after prolapse op

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I had a double prolapse operation nearly a week ago & am still bleeding so thought I would check things underneath. I found at the very front of my vaginas I had several small cuts /scratches which is the problem, obviously done at the op, but this is the problem & I don't want it to get infected but don't know how it will heal as I keep wiping/dabbing myself after weeing. Any ideas please.

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    My consultant told me to take 1-2 baths a day filled with saxa table salt to heal stitches. It really has helped.
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    Hello yvonne. Don't use dry toilet paper to clean yourself down below, use a damp, medicated type wipe and as you know front to back. Are you getting plenty of rest? You basically shouldn't be doing anything, not even filling the kettle. If you continue to worry ring the ward but take care.
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    I wish that the advice they give out to us ladies after these procedures was consistent. I was told no baths for 6 weeks,showers only. Anyway I hope you heal soon,maybe worth a trip to the doctor just to get checked over
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      I was told no baths as well. They were quite insistent on that and as well as telling me time and time again it was in the written information as well. It could be to do with the type of catgut etc that they use.
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      Wonder what else we were told that is different from each consultant

      I was told originally no driving for 2 wks that was changed to 6wks

      In my consultant words, thought it was funny as well as mortifying " you can mess around with your hubby & you can orgasm but he cant stick anything in before 6 wks or his penis will meet barbed wire. Hubby face was hilarious.

      Also to take as many salted baths to heal stitching.

      Interested in what were you told.

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      I was told no driving for a week or 2, I haven't had my surgery yet, so I wasn't told about whether or not to take baths (but after my son they said showers only), and if I worked a sit down job I might go back to work in 3-4 weeks but 6-7 if it was a labor job. I am taking 12+ weeks, I want to heal properly and I am not packing boxes at Amazon in pain. No siree!
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      Good heavens a doctor saying that! I couldn't even be bothered to mess around with my hubby for weeks lol. I was told not to drive for at least 6 weeks and to be honest I didn't want to.
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      Hi chey. Try and get plenty of rest but also exercise e.g. long walks. Eat healthily. Try not to get constipated. They don't tend to do enemas prior to surgery anymore so you definitely need to make sure you've been to the loo ok. Just stay fit and healthy, as that helps your recovery. Stay away fro people with coughs, colds or viruses of any sort. You don't want to be cooking some virus or other then find yourself coughing and spluttering the day after your surgery. Just take care. You'll be fine. But rest after surgery.
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    Hi Yvonne I had excactly the same I was still bleeding after 3 months after being told is was normal by Consultant's Secretary I finally 'nagged' untill I got to see him I had Lesions which had to be Cauterised so dont leave it any longer get seen too its not natural to be still bleeding. Good Luck Polly
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