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Possible infection? Possible infection?

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Unread 04-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Possible infection?

With my first infection I did not have pain other than surgical and what felt like really bad gas pains. That was an infection of the cuff and fluid in my abdomen.

With my second which was 13 weeks after my TVH I had pain on my left side that felt like I went for a run and got a stitch in my side. That was the early sign. As things progessed I had ENORMOUS pain. Over a 10 on the pain scale. Like the poster above said things can get very serious quickly. I had to undergo major surgery with my second infection and it was very life threatening for me.

My situation was extreme though. The best thing if you aren't feeling 100% is to check it out so if there is a problem your Dr can catch it early.

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Unread 04-05-2008, 09:31 PM
Possible infection?

[quote=starbgirlMy situation was extreme though. The best thing if you aren't feeling 100% is to check it out so if there is a problem your Dr can catch it early.


Thanks I am feeling better than earlier, my fever broke. I hope you are doing ok now. That is scary!
Unread 04-06-2008, 01:49 PM
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Trixie4 - In answer to your pain question, "NO" I don't have any pain other than slight twinges during a bladder spasm, or some pain at the end of urination.

I've started to drink cranberry juice just in case, and I have increased my water intake drastically.

Starb- My discharge did not start off as bleeding first. It was a light pink the first day, and only recently did it change colors and took on an odor. However, it is NOT bright red, and I don't believe the fevers are related.

afsg - I do plan to contact my GYN tomorrow morning. In the meantime, I've restarted my Ibuprofen 600mg, and I have a Rx of Doxycycline that was given to me at my last annual Papsmear for some pain I was experiencing at the time. (I didn't take the rx because the decision to do the hyster was made the same day).

Thanks for replying everyone. My mind is a little more at ease.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 07:10 PM
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I went to the Dr. today. I'm glad I went he thinks my vaginal cuff is infected and possibly a bladder infection. He did an exam kind of hurt because he took a culture to see what is happening. I think the thingy (I can’t think of the name of it) they insert to open the vagina hurt because I am swollen from the vaginal part of my hyster. He also did an internal exam, which was uncomfortable but not too painful. I had to go to the lab and give blood and urine again for more testing. He also thinks I might have caught a bug since my immune system is low because of the surgery. I have antibiotics now to treat both types of infection.

Thanks everyon for the feedback.
Unread 04-08-2008, 10:28 PM
Possible infection?

SW34, I'm sorry you have an infection, but it is good you caught before you ended up in the hospital with complications. I'm praying for a speedy recovery from it.

I go for my 2 week postop tomorrow (4/9/08). I do think everything will be Okay, but I'm dreading the manual exam. I had tenderness at my papsmear just before surgery, and the memory is still there.

I'm hopeful that it won't be too bad though.

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