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Pelvic Floor Repair - Symptoms

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Pelvic Floor Repair - Causes and Risk Factors

Pelvic Floor Repair - Diagnosis

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Pelvic Floor Repair - Post-surgery care

What Happens After Surgery?

  1. After the operation, you may experience:
    • Tiredness - you should rest and gradually increase your activity until you feel fit to return to your normal activities.
    • Yellowish vaginal discharge - this is from the yellow antiseptic gauze that is commonly used to pack the vagina.
    • Discomfort in the lower abdomen and in the vagina. 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. This may last up to 3 weeks after surgery. You may want to wear a protective sanitary pad (but not a tampon) during this period.
  2. One day after surgery, your vaginal pack will be removed. You will usually be allowed to drink and eat. You are encouraged to move around. Blood and urine investigations may be done.
  3. On the second day after surgery, the catheter will be removed and you will be allowed to pass urine normally.
  4. You may be discharged on the second day after surgery if you are well and have no problem passing urine. The stitches will dissolve by themselves.
  5. You should refrain from:
    • Strenuous exercise until you are feeling fully fit. You may return to normal activity after 4 weeks
    • Using tampons, douching and sexual intercourse for 4 weeks
    • Carrying heavy weight (> 5kg) in the long run
  6. You should return immediately to the Urogynaecology Centre (during office hours) or the Women's 24-hour Clinic if any of the following occurs:
    • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    • Foul smelling vaginal discharge
    • Severe abdominal distension and / or pain not relieved by painkillers
    • High fever
    • Pain when passing urine
    • Inability to pass urine

When Do I Return For Follow-up

You will be reviewed in the clinic at 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 12 months and then yearly thereafter. It is very important to keep your follow-up appointments to ensure the best possible results.

Pelvic Floor Repair - Other Information

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