very disappointed with another prolapse

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Hello ladies. I'm 14 weeks post op. I had posterior repair, TVT and sacrospinous hysteropexy.

Recently I started to have tampon feeling and my GP think it may be anterior prolapse. I go to toilet almost every hour. I regret to have the surgery because I didn't have any problem before surgery.

Now I have a suture making poky feeling too. I'll see my GP on Monday to get rid of it if possible. What happen if they can't?

My biggest concern is that If I can have a pessary in after surgery? How long I have to wait for?

Is pessary help for anterior wall??

I'm soooo disappointed myself. I didn't research much before surgery. I'm trying to my chin up.

Oh, and scary to ask but anterior repair itself needs same amont of heeling time with above procedure I had? It ruined my 3 months which I was supposed to have good time with my 90 years grandfather in my country. In fact I was laying down half of the time.

Sorry long shot. I have no one I can talk about this. Thank you in advanced.

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    Hello tomoko sorry to read this. Regarding the suture the GP will be able to remove it and if he can't you'll be referred back to the urogynaecologist but I've only once seen a lady return to the ward or out patients. You can have a pessary after prolapse repair but they may want you to wait another month or two until completely healed. An anterior repair isn't usually as painful as a rectocele repair and recovery should be quicker but you've had one lot of major surgery and that takes it's toll on the body. Please try and remain positive although it must be so hard for you. 😘😘

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      Thank you Matron for quick reply and encouraging me all through my hard time.

      Anterior repair is not as bad as posterior one because it sits on front side of our body?

      I didn't think the pessary held my posterior wall up. Because I always felt a bulge with pessary in. Was it only my case?

      Does the pessary actually help anterior wall up? I will be needing lots of time before making my mind for surgery No2. but I can't live with this tampon feeling longer.

      Sorry I'm asking you too many...

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      The anterior repair isn't as painful partly because of the position but it's also because the surgery itself doesn't affect so many nerves and tendons. A rectocele repair as you know is the bowel protruding into the vaginal wall and the bowel is a large organ that has lots of nerves. It's also large. The reason your pessary didn't hold up your posterior prolapse could be because it didn't fit correctly, some patients do find it difficult to find one that fits correctly and is comfortable. I'm also wondering if you perhaps had a very mild cystocele as well that wasn't diagnosed. A pessary should work this time but it will be trial and error. You are right to take your time deciding on whether surgery is right and it may be an idea to ask if you could have some physiotherapy with a specialist physio. 

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      Thank you Matron. I tried so many sizes of ring pessary and failed before surgery. I'll try another shape this time after wait for another months to get healed more as you said.

      Again thank you for giving me answers which I've been repeatedly thinking over and over in the bed.

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      I had an anterior and posterior repair 13 weeks ago and like you the anterior one has failed and it's been confirmed I have a grade 1 proplapse. I have been advised to try a pessary again as they felt the reason it didn't work the last time was due to the bowel pushing it out. I've also to do loads of strengthening exercises for my pelvic floor. i am not in any hurry for surgery again . Fingers crossed you get something sorted xx

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    Hi I went to doctors last night regarding a stubborn stitch. Dr said it was v high up and couloreach it by herself so I have another appointment in 2 weeks time with the nurse and dr to snip the end off. In the meantime she told me to have lots of baths with oil in it to try and soften the stitch. I have a very painful polyp as well, don't know how I can get rid of that .

    Hope you can get some help at your Drs. Xx

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