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Hi ladies I had an anterior repair 10 days ago seemed to be going ok although I fear I may have done too much. For the last two days I've felt swollen and uncomfortable around the vulval area and have discomfort and twinges around that area and stomach when standing. No bleeding for the last 5 days. Anyone else had similar symptoms

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    Hi Debra,

    Shouldn't be doing anything except rest for first 2 weeks. Your body is telling you you need to rest.

    Please take care,

    Phyl x💖

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    Hi Debra, After 10 days this is totally normal. the swelling is going down from higher up and the feeling of vulval swelling is the whole area dropping slightly as it heals.

    This is really early in your recovery, and the twinges and odd pains are all part of it.

    Please take it really easy, for the first two weeks don't even lift anything heavier than a kettle, and no bending or stretching.

    Rest with your feet up as much as possible, it's major surgery.

    See the pinned post at the top of every page, and read the South Tees info, it will help to know what to expect.

    But above all, rest.

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    Debra at 10 days post op you should be resting all the time at least until 15 days post op. I know that doctors don't emphasize how important resting is for a successful op but please take rest as much as you can, hope the pain vanishes soon. Hugs!!!

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    debra I would expect you to have swelling around this time because the swelling and sometimes the pain gets worse around the 10-14th day so don't worry. Rest is very important. If you haven't done so already go to the Genitourinary home page and look at the section titled Useful Resources. You'll find lots of useful, up to date and well researched information, the South Tees information is particularly useful. 

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