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Well went to my pelvic physio appt today. It was thorough - about an hour. She went through all the medical stuff and I told her about the new prolapse - although I was primarily referred for the stress incontinence.
I asked her why, if the consultant felt the new prolapse was higher, I get a bulge at the perineum at a bm. She asked if I had been examined staning up as that can give a better picture. I said no the Gp lookedwhile I was on my back, the consultant when I was on my side. I can understand that to do th ephysio and feel around I have to be on m yback but she did the usual bearing down and coughing stuff to check the prolapse. But didn't ask me to stand up. I can see it's not her job to give a diagnosis but having said that I am a bit disappointed that she didn't!
?She felt there was a prolapse higher up - but it was minor - contrary to the consultant who felt around on Monday!
?She advised using hand pressure - splinting - against the perineum to have a successful bowel motion. I said I didn't feel that was a long term solution. She said "why not?" I said because I wasn't using splinting in that place before the rectocele surgery. I did splint before the surgery - at the point of the bulge. This is different - it was not there before and was not there directly after the surgery - it appeared after about 5 -7 weeks along with the new prolapse. I really don't feel this is a long term solution.
I feel quite tearful now and reallly fed up. Surely this can't be an acceptable answer?
I will do the physio. I'm due back in 5 weeks to see her again. I have to havea proctogram - no date for that yet. The physio felt that it might be done before the next physio appt - but the consultant felt it could be 8 weeks or more.
?I know this is not life threatening and there is nothing sinister going on. But I am fed up of feeling achy and draggy and of not being able to go to the loo properly.
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