Risks, Side Effects and Complications
1) Abnormal bleeding after Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair
- Abnormal bleeding after Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair which may lead to hematoma formation is very seldom noted with less than 1 % of surgeries in need of blood transfusion, possibly caused by walking and other activities.
- Aspirin and other anti-coagulant drugs should be avoided at least 10 days before and after the scheduled surgery. In case of excessive bleeding or fresh reddish blood clot, swollen wound and fever, please contact our Center to see Dr. Vitasna for a check up and further assessment.
- If excessive bleeding from the surgical wound occurs after surgery, all expenses for services and treatment for this post-surgical complication will no longer be charged to you. However, if the bleeding or other complications occur due to your non-compliance with the doctor’s orders, you will be charged accordingly.
2. Difficulty in urination after Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair
- Usually you may be catheterized for 3 days after the surgery. Then, when the tension of peri-vaginal muscle disappears, you will be able to urinate by yourself. Some women, less than 1%, may experience the difficulty in urination and may be catheterized for more than 3 days after the surgery.
- At home after the Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair, some women may subsequently experience the difficulty in urination especially in the first 5-7 days after the surgery. If so, please contact our Center to ask for advice or please come to the Center for the treatment of the cystitis caused by urine retention.
3) Abnormal vaginal discharge after Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair
- You may have abnormal vaginal discharge (leucorrhoea), darkening or yellowish discharge after the procedure because the vagina is full of vaginal secretion or vaginal fluid, various kinds of bacteria have reaction to the tissues and the suture materials--(Dr. Vitasna use the suture materials which must be absorbable after complete wound healing taking 6-8 weeks). ---Therefore, after the procedure, you may have abnormal vaginal discharge for up to 6-8 weeks ; if the discharge is smell, you have to take additional medications.
4) Inflammation or infection after Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair
- For the Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair inflammation or infection of the wound may occur because the surgical wound in the vagina may constantly be prone to contamination with the fluid from the vaginal tract, urinary tract and alimentary (fecal) tract.
- Mostly the inflammation or infection after the Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair may happen to any women who fail to follow post-operative care instruction, follow post-operative care instruction incorrectly, have existing diseases such as diabetes or have vaginal infection before the surgery.
- Inflammation or infection after the Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair wound may cause complications, such as wound deformation, suture mark (scar) or wound tearing, leading to abnormal bleeding. The vaginal scar located at the G-Spot may interrupt the sexual gratification.
- After the Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair you may have iching or curd like discharge as a result of vaginal fungi, possibly following taking antibiotic to prevent post operative infection. With post-operative fungal infection, you may need an anti-fungal medication or suppository.
5) Leakage between vagina and neighboring organs after Anterior -Posterior Vaginal Repair
- Leakage between rectum (or bladder) and vagina is theoretically considered a rare precaution. In this respect, if you have some vaginal fluid with urine or feces-like smell, please inform Dr. Vitasna immediately for prompt diagnosis and treatment of such symptom before worsening.