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Im 37 and I thought I was the ideal patient. I had my anterior/posterior and TVT surgery on Wednesday morning 1 July (it is currently the wee hours on Sunday morning). I woke from surgery with excellent vitals, my catheter and packing was removed on Thursday morning. I had two slightly uncomfortable bowel motions while in hospital, and discharged Thursday afternoon. My bleeding, while still bright red is very light.
However, I have been experiencing the most horrific constipation. I have been taking Movical (I had 3 sachets today). I have tried everything: I usually drink between 2-3 litres of water a day, though at the request of my Dr have reduced in the short-term to allow the TVT time and comfort to heal; I use a step to put my feet on while sitting on the toilet; I sit calmly (adopting a terrible habit of reading on the loo) in the hope that gravity will do the work; and I don't eat bread as it is a usual culprit in the constipation game.
The constipation was that bad tonight that I vomited while on the toilet. I had nowhere to go, thankfully my beautiful husband grabbed a mixing bowl from the kitchen. The stool was pushing into my vagina wall and was excruciating. In the end I had to resort to manually getting it out (I'm so sorry for the graphical information).
The pain, after strong pain relief, is currently like my vagina is on fire and I feel like I have barbed wire in my rectum.
I can feel a lump at the base of my vagina / perinium which doesn't involve any external stitches.
I am terrified I have undone the prolapse repair (or vaginal plastic surgery as I referred to it with my Dr)
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