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Bathing after rectocele repair? Bathing after rectocele repair?

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Unread 05-17-2006, 02:40 PM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

I have been reading the boards and have come across several messages regarding NOT bathing until 6 weeks was up. I am at 2 weeks and my doctor said I still have quite a lot of swelling and advised bathing as much as twice a day if it helped relax me as she feels it will alleviate the swelling. Anybody else's doctor recommend this?
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Unread 05-17-2006, 05:51 PM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

I took sitz baths. Nice and hot it helps. At 4 weeks I could take a bath.
Unread 05-17-2006, 05:55 PM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

My MD said I could bath after my suprapubic cath site was healed. I am 6 wks. out and have bathed this last week. It felt so good! Carolyn
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Unread 05-17-2006, 06:54 PM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

My Uro/Gyn said no baths or swimming for 6 weeks! Good thing we took our cruise to the Caribbean before the surgery!!
Unread 05-17-2006, 07:10 PM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

Hi klbsister
My doctor recommended the same as yours. I just wasn't supposed to use any bubble bath or anything in the water. I took them twice a day for a while and they helped a lot. I was able to start that from the first day home.
Unread 05-17-2006, 10:14 PM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

Same for me - I took sitz baths from beginning because I was constipated and then diareah and things were swollen and sore - the hot water helped - I still have discomfort in my rectal area and problems with BMs so most nights before bed I sit in bath - My doctor said ok. You should be ok. Good Luck.
Unread 05-18-2006, 12:15 AM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

And me! I was told 'plenty of baths' bit with no bubbly in the water of course!
Unread 05-18-2006, 09:20 AM
Bathing after rectocele repair?

At 2 weeks, I was having a terrible amount of discomfort and upon examination, I was told that the entire area that was stiched was very irritated. The doc recommended taking as warm of a bath as I could stand without burning to soften the stitch line that had become so irritated and honestly, it did help to some degree with making me less uncomfortable. I was told to sit in it for 10 - 15 minutes, 2 times per day. God luck.

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