Enterocele and rectocele surgery

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i am 5 days out from surgery. I thought I was doing pretty well but yesterday I started getting an intermittent sharp pain in my left side kind of across from my belly button. I hoped it was just gas so I ignored it. Today it is more of a constant dull pain. I am wondering if this location could be related to surgery. I will call on Monday, but in the meantime I am concerned.....

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    Hello alice. It could be related to your repair because it's in the region of the bowel that had prolapsed so it could be the sutures. Take your pain relief to try and keep on top of it. Are you having your bowels opened ok?

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      It's unlikely at this early stage a stitch would come out but it is possible. You'd be left with a small area that would take longer to heal and could be sore in that area. Do you think that has happened?

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      So am not sure. Yesterday I went out for a short walk. I stopped to pick a flower, but the stem didn't break easily so I pulled a little harder and then the whole plant came out (have had a lot of rain) and I almost fell backwards. A while after that the pain started.

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      The sutures are strong but obviously you need to be careful. Have you read the Useful Resource on the Genitourinary home page? That gives advice on what you should and shouldn't be doing. The general advice is for the first 2 weeks you should rest as much as possible and no lifting or bending. Between now and Monday rest with your feet up and do absolutely nothing, then see if your pain settles but take your pain medication because as I always say, pain hinders recovery.

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      I have looked for the Useful Resource on the Genitourinary home page. But I can't even find that homepage.

      i will continue to rest this weekend and hope for the best. 

      Thank you for your input!

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