I have had heavy bleeding a week after a cystocele operation. What should I do?

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I had a bladder cystocele operation at the end of January. Plenty of bed rest in the first week. Yesterday I moved back home from my friend's so wonder if I have lifted or pulled something too heavy. Could I have burst a stitch? Also I have been very constipated all week despite taking laxatives could the straining have caused the bleeding? Any advice please.

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    People's ideas of "heavy bleeding" vary so widely so it's hard to give correct advice via here without knowing way more. Also was it bright red fresh blood or old brownish blood? You aren't allowed to lift more than a kettle with enough water to make a cup of tea in it, for at least 6wks. And no driving either. Have you read the South Tees info on here under Useful Resources via Genitourinary homepage?

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      The bleeding was red and filled a pad. I did complete bed rest the next day and the bleeding became less and much darker. There is more than I had the first week but feel it has improved.

      I am in Spain and the hospital didn't give me much information when I left.

      I didn't lift anything as heavy as a kettle.

      I will try to find the information you mentioned thank you.

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    hi. i had cystocele and rectocele surgery 3 days ago and i have not had any of the pain or discomfort as mentioned in the many forums.

    i have yet to use the oxycotin prescribed.

    i feel confused about the lack of pain

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      I had a cystocele /rectocele surgery last year. Did not require pain medication, only felt menstrual like cramps and some pressure. Everyones pain tolerance is different and surgeons skills are also different. Also, many of those on the forum are the ones who are having problems. Be grateful and even though you feel well Do Not Over do It! Good luck.

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    With any concerns about your recovery call your doctor. I had to wear a menstrual pad for 7 weeks after cystocele /rectocele surgery. Also, besides the laxatives it would be wise to take stool softeners. You should not be straining to have a bowel movement. All the best with your recovery!
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      Thanks Kaleah. It's reassuring that you had to wear a pad for that length of time. What stool softeners do you use?

      Things are settling since I rested more so fingers crossed.

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    Doctor suggested Senekot
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