Sudden deterioration in Pelvic floor strength 3 weeks post rectocele

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Hi there,

I am really appreciating being able to share experiences on this site, as I am slightly neurotic about my recovery. I am 3 weeks post surgery and at the weekend developed a terrible cough. Yesterday I went to see the GP and have been given antibiotics for a possible infection and also a cough suppresant syrup, although it hasn't stopped me coughing entirely.

Yesterday I had a really bad coughing fit which I tried to suppress but couldn't. Now this morning I have noticed things don't feel as tight as they did and I am unable to get much response from my pelvic floor muscles. I am squeezing but nothing moves sad. I feel so upset as I am worried something vital has come undone.

Has anyone experienced a deterioration in their pelvic floor strength during recovery?

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  • Posted

    So sorry to hear you are have problems. No i haven't had that procedure. Please call your surgeon or specialist for assistance. I pray for healing quickly.

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    No but every time you cough do a kegel it will help stop that from happening
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    Hi there. I'm 10 1/2 weeks post op now. I know how your feeling. I suffer with lung problems & allergies, so I was either coughing or sneezing, and to be honest sneezing hurts more. I was re-admitted to hospital 2 days after my op due to complications & a specialist pelvic floor nurse told me that the body is an amazing thing & despite what we think our repairs can handle the things life throws at us. I think the thing to remember is no to over think things, I am a culprit for that 😞 It's only been the last 2 weeks that my pelvic floor strength has been a little better, up to then I always had a dragging sensation. You probably still have swelling, I was still swollen at 4 1/2 weeks when I had to go see my doc, so could explain how your feeling. I'm a firm believer in, if you are unsure contact your doctor. Rest as much as possible & hope you feel so comfort soon xx

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      I'm glad your reassured, but if your still feeling anxious in a few days, speak to your doctor, it's what I'd do. I know exactly how you feel, but keep resting & doing the pelvic floor & hopefully in a few days your be feeling brighter 😊 Take care xx

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    Hi Linz

    I know what you mean this forum is a God send, really helps talking to people who have experienced or are experiencing the same symptoms. Sorry to hear about your worries, is it possible for you to speak to your consultant or a specialist nurse so they can advise you, think this is a must to set your mind at rest.

    Take care wishing you a continued speedy recovery 😻X

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