How soon is too soon?

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I am now 3 weeks and 4 days post op and I have a stitch dangling a little bit outside of my vaginal entrance.  Nothing feels different and I have been careful not to stretch, strain etc.

should I be worried? Do I need to make an appointment to see the consultant before the 6'week mark?

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    Hi Mossop things should be OK to wait for your post op check but you could call and say you were worried maybe they would see you early? Take care x
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      Hi Donna, thank you for the reassurance, I was just very surprised because at this point after my first op the stitches were still very much in place.  I do feel very good generally so going to leave it till Monday and decide from there.
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    Not at all love.. Leave alone and it will dissolve or fall off when good and ready.if its uncomfortable pop alone to gp for his advice.take carex
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      Thanks Welshgirl, I am thinking this is the best thing to do. Just so easy to over think and catastrophise with all this time on my hands lol!  So hard not really being able to see what is going on.
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    Don't worry sweetie, that happened to me too around the same time. My doctor just trimmed it at the next appointment. I am now eight weeks post rectocele and enterocele repair. Feeling much more empowered after a session with the pelvic floor physiotherapist. Things do get better but what a topsy turvey journey!

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      So true about the ups and downs Linda!  I am allowed to start driving today if I feel okay so going to get my hair done and distract myself!

      I am 4 weeks today and feel so much better, I am so relieved especially as at this point after the failed op that I had January I was in so much pain!  

      Taking each day as it goes and looking forward to going to physio to make sure that my my muscles are working effectively! 

      Really good hear hear that you are feeling well and that things have been successful for you, it makes feel very reassured! 

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      Mossup, you have truly been through the mill, but onwards snd upwards! It is great to be independent with driving again. I hope you were comfortable sitting to get your hair done x.This was my first repair and I was totally unprepared, even though I am a registered nurse and midwife. I work in the IVF field so in a clinic setting, back at work two weeks which has been very tiring. I returned to work after six weeks with a spray tan, looking like I had been swanning around in the Maldives! Everyone said how great I looked even through I felt like crap lol😂

      Seriously please do take it easy, I think it's a bloody awful op, so great to have such empowerment from this forum x

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      Linda I am loving the idea of a tan!  I feel so much better for having my hair done wink.  I did note I still look drained, my face has become a little gaunt! The lighting at the hairdressers is very unforgiving!?!

      I didn't think I had lost much weight (I am normally at the top end of my height/bmi range) but my knee high boots are now baggy cry very disappointed that it hasn't come off my hips and thighs! 

      Feeling fine but but tired after my little jaunt so will ge taking it easy tomorrow! 

      I agree this website has helped me so much, I don't think I would feel quite so buoyant without the support I get from everyone on here.

      I hope you feel it is getting easier in terms of work Linda, I imagine your clinic will be quite busy.  I guess that this is the deceptive thing about resting at home, for me it bears no relation to my normal working life.  Do you find you get achey inside your vagina or is it a more general tiredness after a day at work?

      I hope you get a chance to rest up over the weekend and enjoy the sunshine. Xx

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      Good morning Mossup, I have woken to a cooler wet morning, so nice after a long dry hot summer. I am on the Sunshine Coast about an hour north of Brisbane. Where do you live?

      In terms of work, I do a lot of sitting, both at the computer and consulting with patients. I find I get a bit of a pressure, sort of fullness feeling in the vagina and a couple of times I have laid on the floor...the other girls are used to me doing that lol, as I had back surgery a few years ago and would do the same thing. They just step over me 😂. It sometimes feels like a tampon up there sideways but I must admit that feeling is getting less and less. I have a memory foam pressure cushion which I think helps as well.

      I think a bit of pampering like a trip to the hairdressers really picks you up, especially the scalp massage! I got a new stylecut and painted my nails as well as the tan to make me feel better. I got an infection a couple of weeks post op (don't know how) which set me back for a couple of weeks and I looked and felt dreadful. But a good course of ab's got rid of that. I run to overweight quite easily so I made a conscious effort to eat well over the six weeks and lost half a stone, so I am now continuing with that ?

      Continue to heal well dear Mossup, and I hope that you have a lovely restful weekend x

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      Sunshine Coast looks so lovely, my cousin lives an hour south of Brisbane on the Gold Coast, always making me jealous with pictures of beautiful beaches and camping trips!

      I have had the tampon feeling only once so far, I made a slightly poor decision to attend my daughters parents evening.  Really hadn't taken into account how long I would be standing around for and hit a wall after 3 hours, spent all of the next day in bed to recover! 

      Grinning in a supportive way at the idea of your colleagues stepping over you as you rest on the floor 😹😂😹. But I am glad the sideways tampon feeling is reducing...no one needs that going on in their lives!?! 

      I am am off to bed now as I need to rest up, It's my leaving do with my old team tomorrow and want to be on the best form possible for what will be a long evening, even if it is all sitting down. I am taking a cushion! 

      Enjoy your day xx

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    Hello Mossup. It sometimes happens that a stitch will drop down into the vagina and as long as it doesn't cause too many problems then it will be ok. It will eventually dissolve and just drop out. I can't remember whether you are in the U.K. or not but if you are and it does become troublesome make an appointment with the Practice Nurse or Nurse Practitioner at your GP surgery and she will snip it for you. Don't worry that it isn't someone linked to the urogynaecologist because nurses in surgeries get used to doing that sort of thing. 

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      Hi Matron, good to see you back lol

      When I cam back from the hairdressers I found the suture had fallen out by itself!  It was about 2 inches long and knotted at both ends, no discharge and feel fine. Can still feel the suture that spikes me inside so think I have a few more to go...

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      You are obviously healing well and have good healing flesh. The sutures are best left to drop out themselves. Hope you feel a bit more comfortable
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      I have been trying hard to make sure I am eating lots of vit c and generaly healthy diet!  

      I did wonder if it might be in part to the oestrogel that I was given prior to the op?  I was told to start using it again from two weeks post op.   

      Happy to to take I am a good healer! 

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