Ridge feeling 6 weeks after Posterior and Anterior repair

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I had stage 4 posterior and anterior prolapse repair six weeks ago today which is Thursday. I had my post op check up 4 weeks after my surgery. Dr said everything was great! I did not need to return for a whole year. Everything was healing just as it was supposed to heal. I have been resting and refraining from lifting. I did go to the movie  two days ago the  and walked up maybe 9 steps to my seat. The next day I felt an odd feeling in my vagina...did a quick self exam and found a ridge different feeling than my bladder when it prolapsed out of my vagina. I spent yesterday and today sitting on the couch with my feet up but so far the ridge has not gotten smaller at all. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

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    Hi brenda

    Where do you feel a ridge, is it at the back wall or front wall. Can you explain in more detail. Im 12 wks tvh snd anterior repair snd know from experience that 6 wks is early days yet and uou may still have swelling. Walking up 9 steps rouldnt really cause any damage. Rest up but if you are worried get another check up.xx

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      Hi Welshgirl67,

      Thank you for your reply. The ridge is right in the middle area of the vagina. It is not as low as my bladder had fallen but I am aware of it when I walk. After reading the South Tees in the Useful Resources, I am more hopeful that this is just swelling from the stitches. I think I would have been less concerned if the bulge had been there before I had my 4 week check up so the dr could have addressed it. I guess I will just be patient because it does appear this recovery is a very long process. Thanks again for your reply!

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    I'm following this as am 3wks post posterior repair and have done as little as poss but vag feels as if it is full of ridges! I'm hoping its just the normal healing

    R

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    MY surgery was 3rd nov anterior and posterior repair and all I feel it awful ridges bumpy. Terrified this will be it stays. I have no partner and far to embarrassed to get some like this.
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    Hi Brenda,

    You are ahead of me by 3 weeks post sgy - but from what I have read on these sites - the internal stitches can take 12+ weeks to totally resorb and then the scar tissue that forms also takes time to “settle out”.  Maybe since you were up and active to the degree you were you had swelling that made all of this feel more prominent?  I am still in the stage where I haven’t left my home in 22 days - and do not feel ready to do so at this point. 

    I hope you feel better.  As always though - if you are worried you should call your doctor.  Just because he thought all was well at 4 weeks doesn’t mean you shouldn’t reach back out with new developments.

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      Thank you ED2018,  jennifer08098 and ruth63422, I do appreciate your replies. I made up my mind that I am going to continue to take it easy and just put the ridges out of my mind. Obviously with other ladies experiencing varying degrees of the same concern, ridges just must be part of our journey. I do appreciate the encouraging words. Honestly, I am so thankful I found this forum because I had absolutely no idea this recovery was so intense and long. My hubby  reminds me that my surgeon spent a solid 2 hours cutting and stitching so I should expect a pretty long recovery not to mention being under anesthesia for 2 hours takes time to get out of the system...but yeah so NOT prepared for all the ups and downs of feeling better then around 5th week feeling like a set back then 6 th week the ridges...roller coaster recovery indeed! Praying everyone has the best recovery possible! Thanks again for your replies!❤️❤️❤️
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