How long does a hysterectomy and prolapse surgery take?

How long does a hysterectomy and prolapse surgery take?

The length of operative time for laparoscopic colposuspension can vary greatly (3-5 hours) from patient to patient depending on the internal anatomy, shape of the pelvis, weight of the patient, and presence of scarring or inflammation in the pelvis due to infection or prior abdominal/pelvic surgery.

What happens after hysterectomy and prolapse repair?

Following this major surgery, you can expect to experience some pain or discomfort in the groin, vagina, and lower abdomen. If you have had a sacrospinous suspension (vaginal vault or uterine) you may also experience a sharp or aching pain deep in your buttock(s). Pain should gradually decrease every week.

How long does pain last after prolapse surgery?

For a few months after this operation you are likely to feel discomfort when sitting. This is because there are stitches deep in the wound which can take up to five months to dissolve. We advise that you take painkillers and persevere with the pain as once the stitches have dissolved the pain will settle.

When can I go back to work after prolapse surgery?

It depends on what kind of surgery you’ve had, how you feel, and what type of job you do. If you work in an office, you can go back after about three weeks. If your job is more strenuous, it could take up to 12 weeks. Your doctor will advise you and provide a ‘Fit for work’ certificate.

How serious is prolapse surgery?

Pelvic organ prolapse surgery also carries the same risks as most operations: infection, bleeding and blood clots. Your doctor could also injure nearby organs during the procedure. With mesh placed in the vagina, there’s a risk of pain and infection, and also that the mesh will erode.

How do you sleep with a prolapsed bladder?

Try: Lying on your back with some pillows underneath your lower back. This position raises your pelvis and helps to reposition your bladder, reducing the extra pressure.

Can a prolapse make you feel tired?

Conclusions. Poor sleep is prevalent in women with prolapse. Pelvic floor symptoms as measured by PFDI sub-scales, were associated with poor sleep quality.

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