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Old 10-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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3 weeks post-op from r/v fistula repair & s-plasty

I had big, healthy baby boy in May. He was 8 lbs and 14 oz. I was in labor for 52 hrs. With his birth, I sustained a 4th degree tear. The stitches broke down about a week after delivery. I had to be re-stitched in the OB's office with the use of a local anesthetic. This didn't hold up either. I ended up with a r/v fistula (more on my perineum). I waited 4 months and just recently underwent a sphincterplasty and a repair of the fistula. However, I now have stool leaking from my vagina (I didn't have this before). I didn't have a hard stool following the surgery and have been following all the precautions.
Does anyone know how long I will have to wait to have this higher vaginal fistula repaired? I see the MD today to confirm my suspicion.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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Re: 3 weeks post-op from r/v fistula repair & s-plasty

Hi New Momma,

Just a quick reply. I had a fistula post splasty as well. Just wondering what your MD suggested in the way of repair. I had some kind of mesh repair that wasn't successful and more or less waited it out for the fistula to repair itself. Good luck with it. Keep us posted.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: 3 weeks post-op from r/v fistula repair & s-plasty

Hi Penny - I am sorry to hear that your surgery wasn't successful. Did it eventually heal fully?
My surgeon did not use any mesh. He performed a transverse incision on the perineum and excised the fistula. He also build up my perineum and performed the sphincterplasty.
When I went back to the doctor, he felt that there was an abcess and that is what caused the breakdown this time. I am now having more bowel out of this fistula than I did prior to surgery. He says my next option is to wait a bit and see if it heals its own or possibly have a fibrin plug put in that hole. I'm just ready for all of this to heal and be finished with this already.

 
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:38 AM   #4
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Re: 3 weeks post-op from r/v fistula repair & s-plasty

Hi Momma,

Mine did eventually heal on it's own. It was a bit of a trip but got there. Hopefully, the fibrin plug will work well for you. I think I've heard others mention it. I don't blame you for wanting it over with. It was really disconcerting to say the least when it happened to me after my s'plasty. Hard to keep your chin up and I say do what you need to to stay positive.

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