Thrush following pelvic prolapse surgery?

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I'm 8 days post op from anterior and posterior repair plus enterocoele and perineum rebuild. I'm still bleeding a bit which is fine but I feel like I've got bad thrush. Desperate for a bath which not allowed for 2 -3 weeks. Did anyone else get thrush and do you think it's OK to take the oral canestan tablet or diflucan? Didn't want to put any cream on down there! Or any other advice? Great forum and really reassuring to read everyone's stories

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Helen

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    The sore feeling you have is probably not thrush, unless there is a discharge.

    You will feel sore down there, you get all sorts of wierd feelings at the early stage you're at.

    I thought I had thrush due to butning and tingling pain and sent for a home testing kit, I hadn't.

    Don't be tempted to get in a bath, have a stand up wash, it's too early, you don't want to damage any stitches.

    It's very early days. This surgery takes a lot out of you, and needs a lot of rest.

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    Hi, I'm at 6 weeks. I also got really bad thrush. I did take the capsule. Poor you. Hope you feel better soon x

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    My doctor had advised with to take s probiotic that was for vagina and bladder. I noticed on this site several women having infection. I think it really helped, I'm 8 weeks out, and have not had any type of infection. And also healed well according to the doctor. Hope this helps.

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    Hi I had same surgery as you was told to bath daily and I'm 6 weeks post op now. Who said you can't bath it wS in my post op advice sheet

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      I would check I also work on gynae ward and we tell our patients to bath daily following repair surgery I bathed soon as I got home from hospital and every day there after no problems at all.
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    I'm in the US, and was told not to bath for 6 weeks, showers only. Funny the difference in regions.

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    Hi

    It's such a stressful time isn't it! I am 18 post anterior vaginal repair and went through the same worry as you. It felt so sore I thought it must be thrush. I ended up having a swab taken that was negative but whilst I was waiting for the results I took the canastan once tablet.

    My gp told me that if it was thrush it would have been cleared up with the tablet. I am still pretty sore down there but am sure it's all the stitches. I have been told that they can irritate you and can make it feel like thrush. Just hoping it gets better once they start to come away.

    I was told no bath for 4 weeks......I have resisted it so far but understand how much you want to have one (!)

    Try not to stress too much - but I would take the canastan tablet just to cover you.

    I am always amazed at how much we women have to go through!

    Xxx

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      Hi Lizzy

      Thanks for your msg. I think I will take it to make sure. I hate not knowing what's normal, what's to be endured and what can be helped. Indeed us women have quite a time of it. I don't know about your age but the whole peri menopausal journey seems to add insult to injury. Seems like lots of contradictory advice about the bath. Maybe it's a hygiene thing, maybe the stitches would dissolve. Would have thought a bit of tea tree in the bath would do wonders!

      Hope you are doing OK and recovering well

      Best

      Helen x

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