High blood pressure post surgery and bleeding before period

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Hi I'm 13-14 weeks post surgery and feeling relatively well but have had a massive change in my blood pressure recently and was wondering if anyone else has had this post op and I'm thinking it may be a result of the surgery. I had a general and spinal anaesthetic for A&P repair and sacrospinous fixation. I've always had really low blood pressure and I'm not stressed but my blood pressure has been extremely high the past 2 weeks at 160/98 and I've to go back to doctors on Tuesday to get it checked again. Also I've just had my third period post op and have noticed each month I'm bleeding lightly for 5 days before my actual period comes. Anyone else had anything similar?

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    Hello liz. High blood pressure following a spinal anaesthetic is common and it should settle soon hopefully. As for the bleeding are you sure it's your period? Sometimes the menstrual cycle does go to pot after any pelvic floor or gynae surgery so as long as the blood doesn't smell offensive or you're bleeding excessively then don't worry although it's something you can do without after surgery 

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      Hi Matron thank for replying. I'm definately having my period every 28 days and it's really heavy with clots and lasts 5-6 days but each time I'm spotting/lightly bleeding for 5 days before the actual period comes but it's enough to have to wear small pads or panty liners. It's not painful and doesn't smell offensive. I've not been doing anything strenuous other than pelvic floor exercises via the squeeze app not even tried my new kegel8 machine yet. When I look with the mirror bleeding definately coming from high up inside the top of the vagina. After my period goes away the bleeding goes as well and I don't need any pads until the next month.

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      I'm now wondering if you should stop the pelvic floor exercises for just a few days, I'm wondering if that is possibly stretching your stitches and causing them to bleed slightly.

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      Don't wait too long if you're worried because that will make things worse. That will make you more tense and not help your blood pressure or your recovery. You're supposed to relax now.....and rest of course. 

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