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Rectocele recovery
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Rectocele recovery

I had surgery on March 31st for a rectocele and a bladder sling. I am felling like I am doing too much and am worried that I might have pulled out the stitches and ruined the repair. I was up pretty early. Stopped the pain pills anout day 5 after I got home and decided to drive on the 10th day. What would be the symptoms if I stressed out the rectocele repair or the bladder sling? I also have some spotting still and an awful odor from the vagina. Am I freaking out too much?
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I ask my patients not to fdo any lifting over 5 lbs for 6 weeks after rectocele repair. Walking, driving, stair climbing are all ok, and unlikely to harm the repair. ALso nothing in the vagina for 6 weeks after surgery.

Dr. Hoyte
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