Dragging

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I'm two months post op (anterior, posterior and sling) but I've had a slight dragging feeling. At my 6 week check the doc said all was good but now it doesn't feel so. It's no where as bad as pre surgery but it's there. I know the stitches take time to dissolve so was thinking it could just be that . I can feel a lump on my anus as before but I'm guessing that Gould be a pile. Has anyone felt like this post op?

im trying to limit my lifting but not easy when you have a baby. Physio told me I shouldn't be doing as much as I am 😞

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    Hello Omic. To be honest it took me about 10 weeks before I felt as though everything was ok down below following my repair. I was told not to lift anything heavy for 12 weeks but to be careful for 6 months. It's so hard though with a baby.
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    Hi Omic  I'm now almost 14 weeks post op for anterior, posterior and perineum repair.  I've been through many stages, catheters, pain, bleeding.  I followed all the advice and avoided lifting heavy objects, resting etc etc.  Was discharged on 20th Dec (7weeks 5 days post op) and was told although still had stitches had healed and given the all clear for hoovering, driving, sex (the latter still too afraid).  A week later was Christmas and i cooked the dinner on Christmas day, however Boxing day cooked a big casserole (lots of people round), stood for quite a while and did minimal hoovering and the next day felt things had dropped.  I rang the hospital where i'd had the surgery who said because i was discharged back to the gp had to make an appointment with her so did but had to wait a further 2 weeks (agony).  She said to go away not look (which i had done) or to self examine and returned in 6 weeks and she would re-refer me to the consultant if necessary.  Trying to stay positive but can feel a slight bulge and like you it's not as bad as before op but making me feel really miserable.  A) it took me so long (years) to decide on op and B) i wasn't prepared for all that came after op, pain for weeks and not being able to do many things etc.  Whatever is going on down there i'm not sure i would be prepared for another op.  However all said i have scanned the internet and the Kings College hospital advice is that you can feel lumpy and bumpy for up to a year which gives me some comfort.  I know my reply to you probably isn't the comfort your'e seeking but just to let you know your'e not alone in this worry.  Take care and hoping all goes well for you.
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      Thanks. It does give some comfort. I might make an appointment with the gp. I do have a gynae appointment for March that was made before the op that I haven't cancelled. I used my health insurance to have the op done privately, by the same consultant that saw me publicly. Public waiting time is aprox 2years, and that is a public appointment. I could go back to the private clinic but I don't have €100.
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    I had my op in July, I had pretty major repairs and know it does take time to feel completely back to normal. I would say it was December before I felt myself again and began moving without any twinges or dragging sensations. Do be warned against trying to do too much,  I did do far too much after about 8 weeks, and got put back, so try to take things easy for as long as possible. I was also refered too marvellous Physio therapist who specialises in women's health, I got my GP to do this on the NHS, she gave me very focused exercises and I also began Pilates. Both really helped to build up my core strength which I'd lost from so many months of inactivity. Take care and know things do improve. I feel great now! 
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