Burning feeling and visible stitches

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Hello all. I am now 12 days post op posterior, enterocele sacrospinious repair. I still have my buttock pain but have been prescribed strong anti inflammatory naproxen from GP. Haven't picked it up yet and have never had it so hope it will be ok.

I've now started getting a burning feeling inside and throbbing at top of vagina - almost like the feeling you get when you have a smear coupled with mild cystitis. Has anyone else felt this?

I just had a look at myself with a mirror and was horrified to see a blue stitch sticking outside of me and a nobbly piece of flesh right on the opening. Now I'm freaking that this isn't right. I'm petrified I've done something to break it all. Should I be able to see the stitch? I can't believe how neurotic I'm being . This is not me!!

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    Hi again Caz. You should always take the Naproxen with food as it can upset you digestive system if taken on an empty stomach. Gaviscon can help with this and prevent heartburn and indigestion. With regard to the burning feeling, did you take a urine sample to the doc's to be checked for infection? You could have a mild bladder infection, quite common after this type of surgery and a possible cause of your pain.  If you make another appointment, take a sample in a clean bottle or ask at the reception for a bottle and do one in the their loo. Poll x rolleyes

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      I had a sample sent off 8 days ago but hospital haven't got bank to me. The lack of communication might be because I had the procedure done on the NHS but through a private hospital because of waiting time at my local NHS hospital.

      I'm going to get my mum to drop a sample to my GP tomorrow.

      Thanks again for replying Poll,

      Carol 🦄

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