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Genitourinary Prolapse

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    Useful Resources

    Below are various resources for Genitourinary Prolapse. If you have any further suggestions send me a Private Message with details rather than replying here. Patient leaflet https://patient.info/health/genitourinary-prolapse-leaflet Pelvic floor exercise leaflet https://patient.info/health/pelvic-floor-exercises...

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  • Hi all, Im 9 weeks post op for Posterior Repair

    And have tried so hard to be "good" not lifting etc - just started a bit of light housework and lifting washing now, don't feel ready for vacuuming or much else. Just the last couple of days though I've had the dreaded "bulgey feeling" back, not nearly as much as I remember...

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  • Hysterectomy/ pelvic floor repair

    Hi. Just found this group after quite a lot of searching. I wasn’t given any real information before or after my op so don’t really know what to expect. I’m 10 days post op for vaginal hysterectomy ( womb, cervix and right tube ) and posterior pelvic floor repair. Has anyone had problems with severe...

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  • Just had vaginal prolapse surgery, best decision ever.

    I've just had surgery 2 days ago. The worst part of it was having a catheter as there was blood in the urine sample, so they did an endoscopy. The morphine made me sick and Codine can make you constipated. Be careful about which meds you use. I have a massive stomach ache as I feel so hungry. Apart...

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  • Anterior prolapse repair. Post op advice please!

    Hello. Glad to have just found this forum. I'm 11 days post op from anterior prolapse repair which was thought to have gone very well. I've had no pain or bleeding and felt generally very well but just tired and achey down there. However I've noticed that the prolapse seems to be hanging...

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  • TVT repair - how long does it last?

    Hi everyone I'm wondering if there are ladies out there who have had a TVT (trans vaginal tape) repair for stress incontinence and who can tell me how long you remained dry for. I had the tape inserted (along with other things) on 17 November 2016 and have not looked back, it's fantastic. I...

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  • Vagifam pessaries after anterior and posterior repair

    Just wondered if anyone had been prescribed these pessaries after their operation.  I’m only 38 and reading about them it says they are some kind of Hormone Replacement Therapy. I am not menopausal. I just received a prescription with a letter through the post after I had been for another check...

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  • Partners during recovery

    My husband just three me an emotional curve ball. He asked if I thought it was ok he go away for a few days to see an air show.... 4 days after my triple rectocele surgery!!!!! I'm so upset he even CONSIDERED this. He promised to help care for me. Thoughts?

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  • Preventing prolapse worsening

    Does anyone know if you can use a ring / pessary type thing to support a prolapse while the scar tissue is strengthening post surgery? Worried that it’s coming back and really don’t want a 4th operation! Thanks

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  • 2 weeks postop very frustrating?

    Im still bleeding after my surgery was wondering if anyone has had the same problem, i hope this gets better soon it almost seems like it aint healing cause of where the stitches are .and also going to poop that ain't easy either i take stool softner every day ,i can't...

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  • taken over two years to diganose my rectocele!!!!

    I am writing this in a bid to help others who may have been suffering as I have! My story is long so I will keep it brief! I am a 41 year old woman who has endured a complex medical history over the last 20 years but in particular have suffered extensively with bladder symptoms - bladder pressure...

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  • 6 weeks post op check

    Hi there Had my 6 weeks post op check 2day and spoke to specialist about my leaky bladder that I didn't have pre-surgery. He said in some cases when u have an anterior repair it places ur bladder in a different position and sometimes the sphincter muscles r 2 week to stop urine from leaking. He's...

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  • Been a week since operation

    Been a week since operation feel very down just now got lots going on and feel like a prisoner in my body because I can't do anything please tell me this gets better. The stiches still hurt pooing is a nightmare and bladder well seems to be working. How long did you all have to wait for a follow...

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  • Rectalceil surgery post op

    I just had my surgery 8days ago and yesterday after supper i started bleeding heavy like when I first had the surgery has anyone else had this experience please let me know if i should go to the er or if this will subside and also i am experiencing. Alot of butt pain is that normal...

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  • Exercise after op

    Hi I am on week.9 now and feeling much better in.myself I just wondered if anyone knows a good exercise you can do for your tummy any help will be very grateful thank you x

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  • 12 week hospital check

    Yesterday I went for my 12 week hospital check, what a refreshing change of attitude I had from the Nurse there! After having quite abrupt conversations with my GP about my recovery-her attitude was “it was a Laproscopic operation, no complications and it was “months” ago-I should be back to normal”!!...

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  • Tampon

    I put a tampon in months after my rectocele surgery. It’s a little discomfort I can feel it when I sit,  I’m so small internally. I pulled it out and it was burning my vagina floor. The surgery was done on 2/27/18..🤦🏾‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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  • Cannot pee when I need to

    May 15, 2018 had total hysterectomy, bladder and rectum repair and a sling....been 3 weeks....only a trickle when I should be able to pee...sit forever...worried that my bladder is full,,, mucous drainage and blood spotting from vagina and uretha...worried...do not trust surgeon...any advice appreciated....

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  • 5 weeks post surgery

    Hi ladies I'm 5 weeks post anterior posterior repair and I'm still devastated I'm left with a dribbling bladder. I never had this problem before my surgery. I'm hoping pelvic floor exercises will help. I'm due for a check up with my specialist next week and he said I can see a physio...

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  • Posterior Repair - 4 weeks on

    It’s four weeks since my repair and I was wondering did anyone else feel like it had failed as the heavy feeling was back and they could see something at the entrance? If so was it just swelling or did your prolapse return? Staying off my feet now with ibuprofen but stressing this has all been for nothing....

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  • Anterior repair with hysterectomy

    someone please help me! I hate to be so bold but here it goes. I have a grade 3 cystocle with uterine prolapse . I am having vaginal hysterectomy with Anterior repair only. MY Question is how does it or does it improve your sex life? Will it help with loss of sensation. Everything I have read says posterior...

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  • Rectocele

    I had rectocele repair on 2/27/18.  About a week ago I have deep tissue pain, swollen, burning and itching plus aching. Is this a sign of healing internally???

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  • Need to share this after copy of follow up appointment.

    Hi ladies Just needed to share this with you and looking for reassurance. As you know i had a follow up 3 weeks ago which i was happy about. In my letter it read that i was recovering well after my tvh and front wall repair but i had a worry about the folds in front and the back wall looked a bit thick....

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  • 8 weeks..... advice!!!

    Hi I’m 8 weeks post rectocele and perenium reconstruction.... I have been doing a bit much like lifting my 18 month old recently but no choice! Anyway still resting lots. So when I stand and look with a mirror, it’s like a blockage at the opening? It can’t be that much swelling at this point surely......

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  • Still finding sex painful

    Hi folks , I had posterior repair 8 months ago ! And I’m still finding sex very painful anyone else in the same boat, I’m giving it another month then I will go to doctor, this can’t be normal 😳

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  • Question on Perenium

    I have a question - I don’t understand perenium reconstruction. Can someone or several of you explain where, what and how this is done???  Thank you! Thank you!!! 😊✝️

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  • Cramps??

    Hi. I am 13 weeks post op after TVH, sacrospinous fixation, anterior and posterior repairs.  I have had a good recovery so far but feel a long way off being ‘normal’ whatever that is after these ops. Still uncomfortable in most clothing and underwear 😬.  Over the the last week or so...

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  • ANTERIOR VAGINAL REPAIR

    After using various vaginal pessaries to help support my bladder, the doctor has said that since they keep falling out, it is now time to consider having the operation. He talks about it being very simple, but obviously having read so many different stories here, I want to be absolutely sure what is...

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  • Intimacy and normality 6 week check up

    Six week check up - surgeon happy. Prolapse is supported and whilst I do still have stitches, all is well. So relieved!!! It’s been a rollercoaster of recovery - panic over stitches coming away too early, an infection, awful pain and immobility but finally I feel like I can start getting my life back....

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  • Feel prolapse is back help

    I went to my physiotherapist today and she was very helpful answered all the questions I had. She was talking about pelvic floor and she said one way of knowing if your doing it right to insert your finger and see if you can feel it so I did and yes I can but there is a large lump what feels like the...

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