Searching for answers..... 6 weeks post A&P repairs and still have cystocele bulge 😩

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I know I have spoken too some of you already but just wondering how everyone is getting on? 

At 6 weeks I would have hoped the bulge would have receded but it seems too be becoming more noticeable as my activity levels are increasing 

I have been really good rested up 4 weeks solid, no heavy lifting, gradually increasing activity, doing pf’s 

I just don’t know what too do I have already had 2 surgery’s in 7months can’t handle anymore but can’t stay uncomfortable either I’m on 33 with 3 children, it’s not fair 😪

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    HI x I’m 2.5 week post op and have an 18mnth old and two teenagers. Finding it hard to do nothing ! I have just started to do a bit of walking just half an hour but I can then feel it more so am just going to go back to just sitting there . It says in the information they gave me that some people go back to work part time at 3 /4 weeks ! 

    I am off work until the end of may and hope it all settles down and is just swelling x 

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    Hi Chloe

    I know how you feel.I had repair 2 years ago for anterior wall and for me it failed in the early weeks. I believe it was the surgeon not me as I did nothing for 6 weeks. I am now 11 wks tvh and anterior repair and I feel a bit of feeling in the front so I've decided to have him check me over at 12 wks post op. I have a professor now and feel I have been fixed but after last one in very paranoid. Thing is with these repairs the failure rate is high. Please see your consultant if you are still worried hun,he will know what's what and will give you piece of mind.hugs hunx

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      The failure rate is HIGH? !

      OH MAN

      due for rectoceles repair Aug 7

      Scared as heck. I have 4 months worth of wages saved up and then I need to be back at work...no lifting.

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    Chloe,

    I’m 8 weeks post A&P repair and i have a visible bulge.  I only see the doctor again in 3 more weeks so I’m trying to be patient and not freak out.  I’m praying your surgery was a success.  

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    I had an A&P repair last May (plus a vaginal hysterectomy and sacrospinous fixation). I stil have a bulge, but have been reassured that my prolapses are all fixed. The ridge like bulge is apparently the urethra! It’s still uncomfortable but I’m not sure what can be done, I’m doing pelvic floor exercises and am waiting to see a physio. I have slight stress incontinence, my main reason for opting for surgery initially, and am very reluctant to have more. 

    Hope your appointments go well. 

    😃

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    Hi Chloe

    I am 6 weeks too. I am too apprehensive to check if there is a bulge because if there was one I would worry. I have a post op consult at 9 weeks so I hope by then a lot of the swelling will have settled.  If I walk for more than 5 mins I feel the weight and lack of support of the anterior wall and that is scary as that is one of the main reasons why I went round for the third time.

    I can understand your feelings though that it's not fair. I think we all share that feeling with you. 

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    Hi Chloe. Have you got a post op booked?  If so maybe you could bring it sooner. If not can you get a check up at your GP. I think you should really try to get checked to get facts. It is so easy to worry and be convinced about something when you’re unsure. It may all be ok and s normal part of your recovery. It might be that now you are more active the swelling is worsening.  Unless you see someone you won’t know. In the meantime try to rest up when you can. 12 weeks is the more realistic recovery time. I realise that is had at your age with 3 kids. I am a week behind you and still feeling swelling. More on days I am more active. I know for sure I am way off being normal again. 
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