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I am just past 8 weeks post op and had visit with surgeon the other day. I have had significantly more pain on left side of my vagina since early recovery....basically since healing got underway and I could differentiate areas that felt worse, as opposed to whole area being scary and painful to me. I've mentioned in other posts that this surgeon and doctors that work with him have not thought much of the pain I experience. At my 8 week post op visit, the Boss, lol, (surgeon in charge) did not even plan to examine me, but rather have another doctor (I'm sure qualified) do it instead. It is a training hospital (Yale University) so I do understand. However, the examining physician saw nothing wrong and therefore, was in no way concerned about my pain. The Boss did come in to take a quick look. He poked around and asked where I felt the pain. Then said that it was were one of incisions was made and that possibly a nerve was damaged. He wasn't concerned and said it would simply take longer to resolve.
Since I'm also feeling a burning around my vaginal opening, (which first doctor who examined me could not understand), Boss prescribed a topical ointment - Fluocinonide. Wondering if anyone has experience or knowledge of such treatment.
This surgeon also cleared me to do any and everything other than lift "very heavy weights in the gym". I was very surprised since I made it very clear that I have major concerns about the pain and pressure I still experience. Before he left room, I remebered to ask about physical therapy, since I know I'd need referral for insurance purpose. He repied, "Oh yes, I'm glad you mentioned that, I always think it's a good idea". So he cleared me to resume all activity, even though I still have pain that prohibits me from resuming my normal life.
I wonder if the pain I feel, not the vaginal opeining area which is separate, might be nerve damage?? I simply have no idea. I worried since there is next to nothing to read about it. I just know that i have pain and, although the suregeon cleared me, I cannot resume my normal activity.
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