Thrush post rectocele repair

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I am 7.5 weeks post rectocele repair and have got a nasty bout of thrush. Apart from being very uncomfortable, will this affect healing and should I go to the GP or just ride it out with over the counter treatment? My post-op check up isn't for another 5 weeks or so. Has anyone else had this?

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    I'm getting ready for my surgery to repair front and back.  All this talk about thrush is worrying me...could you explain how it feels...My surgery will take 3 hrs. and it is scheduled for July 19th...thank you...

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      I wouldn't worry unnecessarily. I am prone to thrush; I'm not aware that it's a common issue after op? Have a quick google for the symptoms but it's basically sore and itchy and very uncomfortable when it gets bad. Good luck with your op. For me personally, it was so much better, and recovery less painful, than expected. x

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      Hi carol I'm 8 weeks post repair and never had thrush. I was prone to cystitis pre op but never had that since either. The operation takes a lot out you physically as you are very tired after doing very little for weeks afterwards but the relief is almost instant from the weighing down feeling and toilet manipulation that it's so worth it X good luck

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      Thank you for your reply, liz...I just went through about eight hours of pre-op for this surgery.  Somehow this prolapse has gotten out of control and is huge now.  The doctor said the vaginal part is more likely to stay put, whereas, the posterior part is much easier to come loose..This is it for me..One surgery, and I pray it won't come back.  I am too old to be doing this all over again, and on top of that I have major spinal problems and two bad knees.  I will let you all know who my surgery on the 19th goes.  I am having a well known urogyno...doing it for me.  Thank you, again...

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    I had thrush at about 5 weeks, though it did not present in the way it had in the past to me ie there was no white discharge . I went to the GP with an increasing area of irritation on the labia, she swabbed for infection and was surprised as me when it came back as thrush. Gave me a prescription for an external cream and a tablet, rather than a pessary. It cleared up in a few days but a few weeks on I think it may have returned, which I am treating with  the remainder of the cream. I have seen quite a few ladies mention thrush on here. 
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    I'm guessing you would need inside vag checked for level of healing before poking cream applicator up there if that's how it's treated. Wouldn't like it to poke through wounds that aren't sufficiently healed.

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      Yes, that is why my GP prescribed the tablet - she didn't want the healing to be disturbed and I was very nervous at the thought of using an applicator/ pessary. I also had cream to apply around the entrance.

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    I've always found the tablets are best especially after op. They sell them in the chemist.

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    It shouldn't affect the healing sarah. Over the counter treatment can be expensive so weigh up the cost with the price of a prescription if you pay. The duo treatment is the most effective.

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      I do pay and my pharmacist worked out that the over the counter price was marginally cheaper ( it is pricey ! ) than the prescription because it was listed on that  as two items.  
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      Thank you for your response, which has put my mind at ease. It's a relief to know it won't impact the repair. I have only recently discovered that you can buy 'own brand' fluconazole rather than the branded stuff, which is much cheaper. How did I not know this before?! Thanks again for such a quick response.

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