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hi I'm 6 day post op after a 2nd A&P op (first op in May of this year). Had a bm today and don't know whether I've torn a stitch in anterior prolapse. I'm bleeding a little bit but it feels like I've opened a wound.  Im v scared that my op will fail again.  Been continuously looking in mirror to make sure bulge is not back! 

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    It's very early days, please try not to worry too much. I know you have had this op before therefore are more aware of things but don't go looking every day. Rest, rest and more rest. No lifting etc you know all that. If you are worried about the bleeding contact the hospital but a little blood at day 6 is not unusual I think. Good luck.

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      Thank you. I've overdone things today I think - cleaning, cooking and washing. Will try to take it easy, this has scared me today. X

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      Caroline, you really shouldn't be doing any of those at six days post op, isn't there anyone else who can do things to help.

      Please be careful, you're going to damage your repairs.

      You should be taking it really easy and resting at this stage, you don't want a third repair.

      no bending lifting or cleaning, the dust can wait, you're more important.x.

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      Have you got someone to help you? You really shouldn't be doing any of those things yet. Sit down put your feet up and do as little as possible. X

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      Thank you Laura, I've got 2 teenagers and a husband who is v good but I'm v impatient I'm afraid. Learnt my lesson today though, will take it easy in future x

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    Hi, my spotting stopped at day 15th. I started to cook at week 3. Please take it easy.

    By the way, can anyone point what exactly [bending] means? I know no lifting, no mopping... but bending? What house hold activity should I avoid to not bend?

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      I was told to always bend from the knees rather than bend over - much like people with bad backs are told to bend. More importantly to not stretch up as this can also pout more strain on the pelvic muscles. Even now - six months after - if I reach up a lot I can feel the strain after.
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      Thank you! After I read your comment, I bend my knees to pick up my mobile phone from the floor. Good to know that. Thank you lovely ladies.
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    Doesn't anyone know how long you have to wait after surgery to have a bath? Seem to recall after first op in May they told me I had to wait and just to take showers. Could do with a good soak in the bath x

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      Hi Caroline, i am 18 days post op and im a bit like you with not being able to stop myself from doing bits and pieces despite having help. I am not lifting anything heavy and have adapted the way i do some things so im not lifting.  I was advised to not have a bath for 6 weeks but even after that to not 'soak' in the bath so as not to weaken the stitches. I am desperate for a big long soak lol x

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    Oh no, 6 weeks seems such a long time Anna-Marie. So frightened that op is going to fail again I'll keep to that x

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