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Normal to feel vaginal pressure/swelling? 10 days post-op Normal to feel vaginal pressure/swelling? 10 days post-op

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Unread 11-24-2007, 01:31 PM
Normal to feel vaginal pressure/swelling? 10 days post-op

Hello princesses! I am 10 days post-op from TVH w/ BSO and A&P repair. I am not experiencing pain and haven't taken any pain meds since 2 days post op, but am feeling mild to moderate discomfort in the vaginal area....there is some bulging..and GASP I looked and can see stitches. Of course it's the weekend and not an emergency so didn't want to call the this a normal post-op feeling? Am I doing too much? HELP anyone...don't want to cause damage that needs further repairs. Trying to take it not always so easy!
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Unread 11-24-2007, 05:02 PM
Normal to feel vaginal pressure/swelling? 10 days post-op

At only 10 days post op, swelling, pressure and even pain would seem reasonable to me. Stopping pain meds 2 days post op sounds premature to me. I stopped taking strong meds and went w/lite pain control meds, and I was in the docs office w/in a day. Try taking your meds again and see if you're still uncomfy. Seeing stitches is normal, as they take weeks to dissolve. Rest, don't do anything physical, take appropriate meds and see how you feel. If you would feel better calling your doc, by all means do it. This is my opinion only. Good luck
Unread 11-24-2007, 05:23 PM
Normal to feel vaginal pressure/swelling? 10 days post-op


So glad that you are doing well! I think if you have serious concerns then you should contact your doctor. I too have stopped taking my meds as I don't have any or very little pain. The pressure that you may be experiencing is normal with the type of surgery that you and I had. I too feel pressure if I'm up for too long on my feet or walking for too long of a period of time. 10 days out from surgery is not very long but even with that said, you still need to take it easy. I don't suspect that you've had your 2wk post op appt. so you still need to be going slowly. I have noticed that I am seeing some of my stitches when I wipe but that means that we are healing internally and that's a good thing. Let your body be your guide as to how you are getting along in your healing process. You will know if and when you are doing too much. And no, it's not easy taking it easy!!! But I think this is a lesson that those of us who are used to "getting things done" are going to have to deal with! If you don't think something is normal or right call your doctor. I have experienced some lower back pain and the best thing I have found for that is the good old heating pad....ummmm works wonders. Please take care of yourself and your body.

Bobbie In Idaho

TVH, anterior repairs w/TOT bladder sling
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Unread 11-24-2007, 05:30 PM
Normal to feel vaginal pressure/swelling? 10 days post-op

Thanks Idaho! Looks like we've had the same procedures.....Believe it or not, I haven't had any pain other than the first day post-op. Percocet made me loopy, so I took some old vicodin the 2nd day...after that, only advil, which I figured would be good for decreasing any swelling. I see you are a nurse so am I! And OB/GYN at that!! But I only know what my patients feel in the hospital...not when they go home. Anyway, knowing that I should be able to see the stitches is comforting....most of my friends can't believe I looked...but as an RN, well ya gotta look! Just was surprised they were right there. I'm sure I've been doing too much, though nothing strenuous or overly taxing...just too much time vertical I guess.

UGH sorry for the novella!
Unread 11-24-2007, 06:25 PM
Normal to feel vaginal pressure/swelling? 10 days post-op

your still early in recovery and will have a bit of recovery to go. try to not over do it and rest when your feeling uncomftorable . if it is bothering you d*****atly call yoru dr office and ask.
hugs and feel beter

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