You asked: How long will I be in hospital after prolapse surgery?

How painful is prolapse surgery?

Usually the graft is anchored to the muscles of the pelvic floor. Generally this surgery is not very painful. You may feel as if you have been ‘riding on a horseback’. You will have some discomfort and pain, so please do not hesitate to take pain medication.

How long does it take to get over prolapse surgery?

If you have open surgery, it can take 4 – 6 weeks to heal. If you have keyhole surgery, it may only take 1 – 2 weeks to recover.

Are you awake for prolapse surgery?

You will be asleep during the surgery. You will not feel pain. To do an open surgery, the doctor makes a cut (incision) in your belly or inside the vagina. If you have an incision on your belly, it will leave a scar that fades over time.

Is a pessary better than surgery?

Although POP surgery has several advantages over pessary treatment, the risk of complications is higher and it might be less cost-effective. Since previous studies have shown promising results with pessary treatment, it might be an equivalent option in the treatment of POP, probably with less risk and lower cost.

How do you poop after prolapse surgery?

The Best Position for Your Bowel Movement After Prolapse Surgery

  1. Sit on the toilet seat (never hover)
  2. Place your feet flat on the floor.
  3. Rest your hands or forearms on your thighs to support your trunk.
  4. Lean your trunk forwards.
  5. Keep the inward curve in your lower back during emptying (see bowel emptying position above)
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Can you drive after prolapse surgery?

You should not drive until you can easily turn in your seat without discomfort and can safely perform an emergency stop, this is usually about 2 -4 weeks after surgery. You can return to work 4-6 weeks after the operation depending on your job.

Will I feel better after prolapse surgery?

You can expect to feel better and stronger each day. But you may get tired quickly and need pain medicine for a week or two. You may need about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery and 1 to 2 weeks to recover from laparoscopic surgery or vaginal surgery.

What is the success rate of prolapse surgery?

Pelvic prolapse surgery is successful. About 85 to 95% of women have long-term success with pelvic prolapse surgery. The success rate is not 100% because risk factors can remain after surgery. This includes factors such as chronic constipation, weak connective tissue, and muscle and nerve problems.