I had a bladder sling put in on Nov 17th. I do not know what kind. He never really told me much about the surgery. Almost immediately after the surgery I was having pain. I could feel a sharp, piercing pain in the urethra area if I put my legs together(clenched) or would try to sit. I also was having so much vaginal pain. It was far worse than when my child was born. I tried to be patient, but at a certain point, it was too much to bare.
I was sitting, a few weeks after the surgery, had a small sneeze and the pain was overwhelming. I cried for 10 minutes and could not move. I could not get from the seated position to the standing. It took about 30 minutes for the pain to subside. I called the surgeons number and got another surgeon who was on call. He prescribed some new pain med and an anti nausea med. Told me to call the surgeon on Monday.
I did, but he could not see me his staff said. So, the pain got worse. It felt like I still had packing inside of me or something as I was so swollen. I went to the ER. The doctor did a full exam and said that I was very swollen and red. He believed that there was a pretty bad infection inside the lining of the vagina. He prescribed meds. They seemed to help a bit with the swelling, but not the pain.
I finally got into my surgeon and he was concerned. He ordered a CT scan to check for a post surgical hematoma. It was clear. I got a call that told me " as far as this office is concerned there is nothing Urologically wrong with you" " if you're still in pain, please take it up with your regular doctor". As you may imagine, this did not make me happy. Of course I was still in pain. That was in mid- December.
So now, it's March. I am still in so much pain. I cannot sit. I am not in pain standing or laying down, but sitting is horrible!! it feels like I am being stabbed with a sharp knife in the urethra. The pain spreads to my vagina. It's just horrible. Of course the harder the surface the worse the pain, but it happens even on a sofa.
I am really at a loss. I feel defeated. I am in so much pain. No one will do anything for it. I went to the GYNO doctor and they said it sounds like the sling but " no doctor is going to touch another doctors work". So now what???
Does this happen to other people?
Does anyone have any idea what is wrong?
Could the sling be slightly out of position?
Could my body just not like the sling?
I really need some help...please.