Help I think my prolapse is back!!

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Heeelllpppp!!!! I think my bladder may be prolapsing again!! I'm 12 weeks post surgery, had all 3 repaired & hysterectomy. I haven't had an increase in pain or any symptoms at all that a scar or something has opened up & is allowing the bladder wall to be weak again!!? I have been doing really well & at my 6 week check my surgeon made me bear down as hard as I could & said it all looks really good & he believes it will hold well. My physio said it all looked really good also just a couple weeks ago!! How is this possible!? Anyone else had the same?! Just a day or so ago I felt a little bit bulged & swollen but didn't think much of it as im sure there's still healing going on. But sitting on the toilet that distinct feeling of the bladder bulge has returned & I couldn't ignore it any more so investigate I did!! I am devastated!!!!! It's not as prominent as it was before, but I can push it up & in & I'm sure that's what it is. Booked to see the physio in a couple days but in the meantime I'll be driving myself crazy please please tell me your stories!!!

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    I am 2 months post op.....occasionally I have swelling and soreness. Have neighbors struggle with collapse after surgery....both have pessaries put in and taken out by doctors every 3 months...they are in their 70s......good luck....so Sorry to hear.
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      There was no soreness or swelling around this, its definitely a bulge. I needed the surgery because my pubic bone is not prominent enough to hold a pessary in unfortunately surgery was to be the only relief for me, if it fails i don't know what to do!!

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    im only 7 weeks post surgery i thought mine had dropped again .for about a week i had this feeling like it was going to drop out i slowed down on my walking and it seemed to ease .eeverytime i walked down town or up to our convienience store i get the same feeling .i only had an anterior repair not everything you had done so maybe its just a matter of waiting and taking it easy . my checkup with the surgeon isnt till 8th october but im going to my dr for a checkup on 31st july cos im flying to greece on 16th sept so i need to know everything is ok. take care and i hope everything is ok and not dropped .again
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      I get a bit swollen & sore when I do more than I maybe should (not that I'm doing alot), but this is different. There's no pain (except today) & it's not a swelling feeling its definitely a bulge & the front wall is so soft & fleshy & I can push it back in, & it's gone when i lay down

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    Hun I would go back and get checked. You will have piece of mind on The spot.

    It's still very early days for you hun,you still need to rest and no lifting heavy things. I had tvh and anterior and I was way over cautious,,thank God I did because these ops all have different outcomes for uscwomenxx

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      I've been so careful, I've had someone looking after my kids basically non stop since the op. The worst I've had/done is a bit of a cough for the last week or so & the gp says there's nothing they can do I just have to ride it out & brace myself when I cough so that's what I've been doing!!

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    I am at 12 weeks post op from complete vaginal repair (cystocele/rectocele/vault) & bladder sling. I followed all the instructions. Returned to work at 2 weeks but continued light duty on the lifting.

    Apparently the Apex (very top) of my bladder has now started to slightly prolapse being the weakest link. I will be having laproscopic surgery in the fall to attach everything securely via mesh.

    He said that this is typical protocol in "younger women" - he just didn't realize my activity level. 😒

    The mesh is strong and long lasting. The surgery will be minimal compared to to last ordeal. And I will have very few activity restrictions.

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      I don't think the mesh sling is available here in aus, there was a lot of controversy that is was doing more harm than good, I'm so glad to hear the second op isn't as full on as the first op though!! This gives me hope! How high is the top of the bladder? I'm wondering if this is what's happened, higher up is now prolapsing

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      I hope you have a urogyna.doing your mesh Surgery hun? I'm uk only a few are qualified to use mesh due to complications. Did you say 2 wks back to work? If so that's way to early to be active.. There is a high chance of prolapse after such major op.. Please test as much as you canx

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      back seeing dr on 31st july so will know more then until then i cant say what she will allow me to do .i am resting also keeping active cos ive put lot weight on thats not good either x
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    I can't go back & get checked out unfortunatley because my surgeon is a 4 hour drive away. My physiotherapist is the next best thing so I'm seeing her tomorrow. Maybe it is higher up because it's not bulging all the way out like it used to? It's not much higher up though!! Just inside the entrance but not quite bulging out the entrance? I have a little extra pain today, like a burning around the pubic bone/area but not excessive. I am relatively young & have a young family & wasn't in a great place mentally before the surgery (baby #3 is when it all came unstuck) & now I feel like my world is coming crashing down again!! Miss 11, miss 3.5 & miss 1 need me & I'm missing out on them this is my last chance at maternity leave (obviously no more babies for me) the last ever time with little ones & I feel like I'm missing it just sitting around on the couch!! I was so looking forward to getting my life back!! I'm not sure I can do this prolapse thing again I barely made it through last time

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