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How long do you bleed after pelvic floor repair?

How long do you bleed after pelvic floor repair?

It is very important to avoid lifting heavy things for at least 6 weeks to allow the repair to heal well. You may experience some vaginal bleeding for approximately 1 week. You should not worry if this is mild (less than a period).

How long does bleeding last after prolapse surgery?

This is normal for approximately 4-6 weeks. You do not need to be concerned about this as it is normal. If, however, you have heavy bright red vaginal bleeding that is soaking your pad and does not seem to be stopping, then please call our office.

What can I expect after pelvic floor repair?

What can I expect after a pelvic floor repair operation? You can expect pain and discomfort in your lower abdomen for at least the first few days after your operation. When leaving hospital, you should be provided with painkillers for the pain you are experiencing.

How long do you bleed after posterior repair?

You may also get some bleeding when the stitches start to come away at around three to four weeks after the operation. If you get any heavy vaginal bleeding after three to four weeks please check if it is your monthly period. If it is not, then please seek advice from your GP as soon as possible.

Can you push a prolapsed bladder back into place?

If you or your child has a rectal prolapse, you may be able to push the prolapse back into place as soon as it occurs. Your doctor will let you know if this is okay to do.

How long does pelvic floor take to recover?

By 6 weeks postpartum, 27% demonstrated an enlarged hiatus area. This proportion fell to 15% at 6 months but did not decrease further by 12 months. Thus, most women recover, and recovery takes up to 6 months.

Is posterior repair major surgery?

A posterior repair is a major operation usually recommended after simpler treatments have failed. If the operation is successful, your bowel will be better supported and you will no longer have a bulge in your vagina.

Can you feel a prolapsed uterus with your finger?

Insert 1 or 2 fingers and place over the front vaginal wall (facing the bladder) to feel any bulging under your fingers, first with strong coughing and then with sustained bearing down. A definite bulge of the wall under your fingers indicates a front vaginal wall prolapse.

What is the best way to fix a prolapsed bladder?

Unless another health problem is present that would require an abdominal incision, the bladder and urethra are usually repaired through an incision in the wall of the vagina. This surgery pulls together the loose or torn tissue in the area of prolapse in the bladder or urethra and strengthens the wall of the vagina.

Will my pelvic floor ever recover?

Your pelvic floor is currently healing, just like any other muscle needs to heal after an injury. The ability of your pelvic floor to heal and recover will be heightened by the amount of care & attention you give it. I recommend eventually getting a small mirror and looking at your vagina.

When to expect vaginal bleeding after pelvic floor repair?

You can expect to have some vaginal bleeding for two to three weeks after your operation.This is like a light period and is red or brown in colour. You should use sanitary towels rather than tampons as using tampons could increase the risk of infection.

What to expect after pelvic floor reconstruction ( NAFC )?

The decision to undergo pelvic reconstructive surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be difficult. Women often wait years dealing with symptoms of POP before they commit to surgery. Aside from decreasing symptoms of prolapse, a desired outcome of pelvic floor reconstruction is for the woman to be able to return to her active life.

When to go to the toilet after pelvic floor operation?

This is usually for up to 24 hours after your operation until you are easily able to walk to the toilet to empty your bladder. If you have problems passing urine, you may need to have a catheter for a few days. An operation for a prolapse of the pelvic floor is done through your vagina so the scars will usually be out of sight.

Can you have a pelvic floor repair after a hysterectomy?

You may be having, or have had, a pelvic-floor repair operation in conjunction with a hysterectomy – if your uterus (womb) has prolapsed into your vagina. If so, you may find helpful information in Information for you after a vaginal hysterectomy.