Would GBS have affected my healing ?

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Hi

I'm 13 weeks post op after Rectocele repair ( 2nd time ) and perinioplasty .

I had 8 weeks of Antibiotibs on and off because whatever I did my perineum just would not heal . It has now healed but not as it should have done .

I've had the flu for ten days and assumed the soreness again was down to coughing and doing more . However I've just found out that the urine sample they took before I was discharged home was positive for the infection GBS . The treatment was a course of one of 3 antibiotics .....none of which was the antibiotic I kept taking .

I feel really cheated as no one informed told me I had this infection and had I known and received the correct Antibiotibs I may not have had the awful 8 weeks and poor healing that I had . I'm still sore and tingly today so am going to send another swab and urine sample to see if the infection is still there .

Has anyone had GBS and if so could it be what caused my delayed healing ?

Also any tips on managing my pelvic floor with a dreadful cough ? I've had it from about 11 weeks and am hoping the internal stiching is strong enough to stand up to it , but on occasion I've had that coughing bout that literally makes you sick and god knows if I've damaged my repair .

Sorry it's so long I'm just a bit very up if the whole thing .

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    Hello sandy. GBS in the UK stands for a number of things. Can you confirm which one you mean please?
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      I'm not surprised you feel cheated, I would as well because you should have been informed. It appears as though there's been a serious breakdown in communication. There are 2 types of strep B one of which can cause chest/lung infections and you've mentioned your cough. Have you seen a doctor about it sandy? 

      Most strep B is found in the vagina and as far as I know could delay healing.

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      Hi

      It's beta haem strep .

      I'm hoping the cough I'm is just a virus as the children had it also and seems to be subsiding.

      It's very loose .

      I have the nurse calling me back shortly so hopefully she won't mind me dropping off another swab and urime sample .

      I had 3 courses of that awful Flagyl for nothing !

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    Should have explained the reason for my question. Is it Guillain-Barre Syndrome or Streptococcus B infection amongst other things?
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    Hi Sandyx, hope you get this sorted and you get some relief and answers. I am Interested in your comment 2nd rectocelle? as I am sure other fellow 1st timers like me would be. Did it fail? How long after your op? Did they say why? sorry for all questions too but I want to avoid this op again at all costs. Sending you healing hugs
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      Hello Tilley and thanks for your post .

      Please let me reassure you . I had mine first done when I was about 25 and had 2 small children . They are now 23 and 19 . We went on to have two more children ( huge gap I know ) and they are now 12 and 5 .

      I should have really been sure I had finished my family because I had another two dreadful deliveries requiring intervention . My first surgery was very successful and I was younger and healed well .

      For me personally if I'd finished my family in sure it would have stayed strong . I can't believe I put it off so long this time and honestly even with complications is never regret having surgery . X

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    Have little to offer on help but just wanted to say so sorry you have been mucked around so badly. I hope you get some answers and get it all sorted.

    As for cough there has been a few posts on here recently talking about trying to tighten the pelvic floor when coughing - Kegal brace !? Or something like that ! Sorry not much use hopefully someone will pass on their experiences as there has been a few nasty coughs reported ! Hope you feel better soon xx

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