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Unread 08-24-2007, 09:26 PM
Just a few ?'s, someone PLEASE reply!!

I just had surgery on Monday evening. I do not feel that bad but I am having alot of PRESSURE in my vaginal area, almost like when you are close to delivering and you almost have to push...well, we all know that I am not prego and I do not have to have a BM cause LORD knows the plumbing is working just fine, overtime if I must say. I guess the pressure kind of also feels like a bad urinary trach infection but without any other symptoms. I guess I was just wondering if this was normal or if I should be checked...Also, I only bled for one day, I am not complaining but I was wondering if that was normal? I do not have nor did I have any type of discharge and when I did bleed it was only minimal. Should I expect a change of sypmtoms any time soon? I know that everyone is different but i hear of alot of changes over two weeks. I am not sad or moody nor do I have BAD pains, just some discomfort. Do not get me wrong, I could not drive if I wanted to, I also can not walk fast and if I had to run, forget it, but I am not crying in pain, I am on percocets and I do feel that I still need them, I do get real uncomfortable once they wear off but not like major OMG pains. I just do not like this pressure that I have. It is like I am almost afraid to stand at times thinking that something is going to fall out? Ok, so it might sound weird, but someone please explain. thanks. I had a LAVH/kept both ovaries, tubes are...lost somehwere due to being tied, clipped and burned 11 yrs ago. Oh yea, incsion is sore too. I know that is normal. Feels like bruising in the tummy, I know that is normal too...
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Unread 08-24-2007, 09:44 PM
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I had my sugery on monday too!! I also only spotted one day. i feel that pressure too--It has helped to ice pack--it goes away for awhile(maybe it is just swelling). I feel like you..not in too much pain..but still use the meds. Best of luck!
Unread 08-24-2007, 09:58 PM
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Hey girls ~ I too experienced the feeling of fullness in the vagina ... like something is about to fall out. I called my Dr. about it (around 2 weeks post-op) and Dr. said it was normal swelling. Not to worry, it was all part of the healing process. She recommended keeping my walks short (but frequent) and rest after in a reclining or lying position as to not put more pressure down there. Increase my activity as tolerated.

The incision pain is totally normal the first few weeks. It should subside soon though. As for the bleeding/spotting, I was fortunate ... not a drop. It really varies from procedure and person. I don't think you should worry about not spotting though.

As always, if you start a fever, incision drainage, or a significant increase in pain or bleeding, you should call your Dr.
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Unread 08-24-2007, 10:15 PM
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I had a similar pain - like everything wanted to push out. I had a catheter for a week so that could have been part of it. I would gently do a kegel and try to force the area to relax. Warning - ask your own doctor before your do this. To be safe, you should probably call and talk to the doctor or nurse.

I only bled at the hospital but had light pinkish brown discharge for two weeks or so.

You are still early in your recovery and probably very swollen. This does get better. Keep taking frequent, short walks. As you feel better, you can walk further. Are you taking an anti-inflammatory med. My doctor had me on Motrin 800 and Percocet. Percocet were as needed but I was instructed to take Motrin for a while.

Also I was told to start sitting in warm bath at 2 week check (probably to help with perineal area and hemorrhoids). You might want to ask your doctor about this also.

Sending healing thoughts your way.
Unread 08-25-2007, 04:39 AM
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I had the pressure as well. It does go away. And I'm STILL taking Motrin 800 for pain, almost every night (fine during the day.)

Hang in there! You're just newly recovering. It will get better, I promise.
Unread 08-25-2007, 05:40 AM
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you could have a bladder infection, causing the pressure that almost feels like one, I did, seems lots of us did, the catheter must cause that. better call the dr this weekend and see if you need to get it checked, my dr gave me meds for bladder infection before any test results came back, so it must be darn common to get bladder infections post op.
Unread 08-25-2007, 05:17 PM
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You are still sooo newly post-op. Most likely this is probably normal healing discomfort for you.

If it's something that really concerns you, please call the doctor and describe the situation. It may be something that you will need to have seen "in person" to evaluate.

Also, if you start feeling MORE discomfort instead of less as time goes on, or if you have any "new" pain, it's a signal to see the doctor, too.
Unread 08-25-2007, 06:29 PM
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I have a catheter in still, so I am feeling pressure along with foreign objects...

I had TAH Monday and finally came home Thursday. I sound about the same as you, except for the pooping part, my plumbing just won't get going. I am ok as long as I am faithful with my meds. I had no spotting at all.
Unread 08-27-2007, 02:46 PM
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I had my surgery on may 16, 2007 an I too had that same type of feeling. I found that if that feeling showed up it was a pretty good sign that I had done to much that day and I just need to put my feet up a relax. I think it only happened a few time and no later then 4 or 5 weeks post op.

So put your feet up and remember your healing

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