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Hygiene after rectocele repair and hysterectomy? Hygiene after rectocele repair and hysterectomy?

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Unread 05-29-2010, 10:59 AM
Hygiene after rectocele repair and hysterectomy?

Hi there everyone!

I am scheduled to have a hyster with rectocele repair and gall bladder out. I am going to come home with stitches according to my dr and I was thinking it might be smart to use a peri bottle for cleaning up after I go to the bathroom. Sort of like how I did when I came home from having both of my sons? During those days, I would just use regular warm water, or a small little squirt of baby soap in the bottles... but I can remember feeling really unclean afterward.

I found these little soap beans, and was thinking they might be perfect but wanted to gather some opinions from my sisters here. Do you think they would help? Do you think they would make a difference after surgery or would they just be added work that isn't worth it?

I am anxious, so I am trying to keep busy and learn and prepare as much as I can.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 02:59 PM
Re: Hygiene after rectocele repair and hysterectomy?

Hi! Welcome to Hyster Sisters! We're glad you found us.

I think using a peri bottle after this sort of surgery is a great idea. Warm water can feel very soothing, and it can be very difficult to get that area clean in a way that doesn't irritate the delicate tissues.

Some (((sisters))) have also invested in a bidet toilet seat. I have looked at them, and they do look wonderful. They are expensive, and probably not worth the expense for just after-surgery care -- but oh, how well they work!

I have seen those little soap beans -- they are especially for the peri bottle, right? They would certainly be gentle.

to you as you prepare for your surgery. And if you get a minute, it would be great if you could update your profile to include your surgery date. That way you'll get updates and greetings according to where you are in your journey.

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Unread 06-08-2010, 11:44 AM
Re: Hygiene after rectocele repair and hysterectomy?

Hi Vaknitter!
I had TVH with cystocele and rectocele repair on May 25. I use peri bottle regularly. My Dr also has me doing 4 or 5 sitz baths per day (I got a portable one that just sits on toilet for under $10). After the sitz baths, I am supposed to air dry. All this has been helping. I was also able to start showering the day after I got home.
Hugs,
Suzanne
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Unread 06-08-2010, 03:23 PM
Re: Hygiene after rectocele repair and hysterectomy?

The Dr had me shower the day after surgery. I did sitz baths 3 times a day especially after BM. I brought the sitz bath home from the hospital. I also bought flushable wet wipes. That was more comfortable than toliet paper. Lots of luck.
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