rectocele repair

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I had my posterior prolapse repair on the 19th. I'm pretty certain I pulled a stitch on Christmas Eve. It's isn't bleeding a tin our anything but there is a small bulge (almost like a hemorrhoid) on a part of my repair. Should I let the doctor know our wait until my appointment on the 6th of next month?

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    Its very early days to say if you pulled a stitch. With so many stitches there it is very tender and bulgng. Id wait to see doc on 6th and dint lift ir overdo anything. This surgery takes time to heal so try relax and take it easy. Took me 4 minths to feel normal again. Kudos. .
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    Hi Meg. if you are sure this is not part of the rest of the repair I personally would talk to my Gp. See what they think.It could be a small haematoma. To be honest I didn't touch myself at all internally that early on so maybe it is normall. But I did contact mine when I had concerns  & it was worthwhile, but that was an external examination. I would only have seen a gynaecologist for an internal examination. If your worried talk to your Gp
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      It's an external lump. Like the internal stitch popped and then the cut sides if my skin came outward
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      Hi Meg, do you mean between your legs, your perineum? If so if you were repaired like me your perineum is literally pulled together on the inside and on the outside it is like the top of a sack when the string is pulled so that would feel like haemmorhoids anyway. If it is external your Gp can see that easily. Call them and put your mind at rest. I went and I had small pus spot I didn't know about so I ended up on a course of antibiotics. My GP practice has a call back system, my GP called me and she told me to come in later that day. 

      Sue

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    Hi Meg, I think i i Did a similar thing, reaching up to get something. I noticed the area was tender for a few weeks and could feel a lump underneath the skin. I had done it before I went to see dr and she didn't notice anything when doing the internal and I didn't say anything (!). Now it all feels OK. Don't thnk theres a lot you can do about that. I think it's OK to wait until you see dr next unless other symptoms pop up that worry you. 
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