New pain in lower buttock

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hi. I am 59 and had anterior/posterior repair with sacrospinous fixation eleven days ago. I have been resting well and my pain has been manageable. More discomfort than actual pain. I haven't had any real right buttock pain either as I'd been warned about. Just a slight ache at times. However, I decided to walk a little more than usual today and now have a little more pink discharge than before with a pain in my lower left buttock when I sit. Have I damaged anything or just overdone it?

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    Over done it I would think. Some ladies don't even go outside for two or three weeks just so they can rest. Have a few days with feet up.
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    Hi, Angela:  I'm so glad you are doing so well.  I am one of the unfortunate ones who haven't gone the surgery route yet.  I would like to ask you a question, or anyone who knows.  Did you have a lot of fluid retention, I mean like would you wake up in the morning with at least eight extra fluid pounds on you, and go to the bathroom all day long and just get a little stream out.  I feel like I have a grapefruit inside there and it is very constipating and miserable. I would appreciate your answer...I am getting worried about my kidneys...thank you so much..
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      Hi Carole, this is a great site and  whilst we can help with our experiences and advise we have followed I feel think you should be seeking medical advice. Good luck Matron is probably best to offer advice on this, she is great
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      Hi Carole. No I didn't have any of those symptoms. I'd advise you to check with your doctor. All the best. Angela.
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      Thank you, Tilley..I'm in the USA....I checked with my GYN but she said operation should be my last option since I'm older and have lost five inches of height due to spinal problems...HUGS.
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      Hi Carole, sorry to hear of your spinal problems, keep battling for a solution try a Urogyno not just a Gyno they specialise in these areas. All the best 

       

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    I would think 95% of women who undergo an anterior and posterior repair will have pain in their left buttock, in fact it was on this forum only yesterday one lady posted that her consultant told her to expect it. I had it following my surgery and we told patients on discharge to expect it. Anti inflammatory medication is the most effective for this type of pain. Your pink discharge is also to be expected, you've had surgery so there's always going to be some residual blood. You'll probably pass more as your sutures start to tighten and drop out. You may see them when they do. I didn't but I think most ladies see them. The pain is extremely common following a sacrospinous fixation. It's the suture causing the pain. You may get some relief walking around because sitting for long periods can be uncomfortable. There's no need to contact your doctor unless you bleed heavily, your discharge becomes offensive or you get a high temperature. Rest by lying down when you can and try not to get constipated.
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      Thank you. I was just worried as it had been pretty smooth sailing until now. Also the discharge is more blood like now than previously when it had almost stopped altogether. Hopefully it is just the stitches causing it. I will rest more and see how I go.
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      I always mention on this forum angela that pain following this type of surgery doesn't get any better until about 5-6 weeks. This is because of the sutures tightening as I've mentioned, so don't be alarmed and think you aren't getting any better. Have you read Resting's post from yesterday? She explains it all so well.
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      Hi matron, I was reading Angela's post.what is a sacro fixation op is that when they cut your abdomen?
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      OK.. Is an anterior repair classed as the same surgery or not? I

      Confused by all the different terms lol.x

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      Hi I had an anterior repair done 11 weeks ago, my bladder was protruding into my vagina (bladder prolapse) my repair was done via my vagina so internal stitches only. The issues I had prior to surgery was needing to wee lots and not being able to store much urine. That is better now thank goodness.
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      Hi Barbara, the only symptom I have is that gross bulge at the

      Entrance.. It drives me crazy. By the end of day I feel I carrying a

      Lemon inside.I won't miss that,that's for sure.I don't have any

      Leakage etc.hope I don't Gert it after the op either lol.are you feeling better you don't have that ball in the fanjo lol.xxx

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      Yes I was swollen down there for a few weeks but not too bad. My issues have arisen since then with ulcers inside my vagina that the medic's don't know a cause for. They have been a bit better the past couple of days so fingers crossed. Waiting for test results.
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      Oh bless you Barbara, I remember you saying in one of your

      posts. That sounds nasty.I hope you get the help you need and

      They hurry up with those tests! I'll send you lots of healing vibes Barbara.x

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