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Abdominal Sacropolpopexy

Abdominal Sacropolpopexy - Symptoms

Abdominal Sacropolpopexy - How to prevent?

Abdominal Sacropolpopexy - Diagnosis

Abdominal Sacropolpopexy - Treatments

Abdominal Sacropolpopexy - Post-surgery care

What Happens After The Surgery?

  1. Immediately after the operation, you may experience:
    • Tiredness - You should rest and gradually increase your mobilisation until you feel fit to return to your normal activities.
    • Discomfort - In the lower part of the abdomen, over the incision. This is to be expected and painkillers should help to relieve the discomfort.
    • Vaginal bleeding - Mild to moderate amount of reddish watery discharge after surgery is quite normal and may last up to 3 weeks. You may want to wear a protective sanitary pad (not a tampon) during this period.
  2. One day after surgery, you will usually be allowed to drink and eat. You are encouraged to move around. Blood investigations may be done.
  3. The catheter is usually removed on the day after surgery. The drain is usually removed two days after the operation.
  4. You may be discharged on the third or fourth day after surgery if you are well.
  5. You should refrain from:
    • Strenuous exercise for 2 months. You may return to normal activity after that, or upon clearance by your doctor.
    • Using tampons, douching, sexual intercourse and driving for 4 weeks.
    • Carrying heavy weights (>5kg) in the long run.
  6. You should return immediately to the Urogynaecology Centre (during office hours) or the KK 24-hour Women's Clinic if you have:
    • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    • Foul smelling vaginal discharge
    • Severe abdominal distension and / or pain not relieved by painkillers
    • High fever
    • Pain associated with passing urine
    • Difficulty in passing urine
    • Constipation

Follow-Up Visits

You will be reviewed at the Urogynaecology Centre at 1 week, 1-month, 6-month, 12-month and yearly reviews thereafter. It is important to keep your follow-up appointments to ensure the best possible results.

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