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Unread 08-16-2017, 09:17 AM
Vaginal hysterectomy and prolapse repair

Hi all - I'm new to the group and not 100% sure of the correct medical terms - but I had a vaginal hysterectomy and prolapse repair on my bowel and bladder with another stitch at the top of my vagina on August 8. I left hospital on August 13.

My query is around passing urine and what is "normal" pain.

In hospital I had a lot of trouble peeing after the catheter was removed - even though they were measuring what I peed and then scanned to see what was left in my bladder and didn't think it was a problem. I was tested for but do not have a UTI.

The pain is like your totally busting - but it only dribbles out (big pain as it finally gets to dribble bit) and you never have complete relief.

In hospital they knew this was how I felt but seemed ok with it and sent me home. I have had no improvement in the peeing department since then - 3 full days ago. I only ever manage a maximum of two hours without having to attempt to dribble some more out - even at night.

Is this all "normal" for my front and back repair - do I need to wait longer for any swelling to subside and it will improve eventually - or is this not "normal" and I should ring my surgeon and tell him?

With thanks for any advice. Tanya.
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Unread 08-16-2017, 06:17 PM
Re: Vaginal hysterectomy and prolapse repair


Though I can't speak to the prolapse repair, I experienced bladder spasms from surgical shock as many Sisters do. Feelings can range from "being asleep" to not emptying properly to having pain. Yes, it can feel like a UTI. I had a difficult time starting and maintaining a stream, and also didn't feel like I emptied completely. I guess they lasted about 2 weeks for me. If you have increasing pain or they're not decreasing in frequency, ask your doctor about a prescription to help with the spasms.

Here are some of my favorite resources to help guide you through these early weeks:Also, check out your Recovery Thread at Recovery Progress Reports for Aug 7-13. Recovery Threads are dedicated threads for women who had surgery the same week as you. They are wonderful for getting support, comparing notes, and encouraging others.

Rest well!


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