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It worked, but, um, underwear issue

Postby ryan_mo » 29 Apr 2019, 20:42

I had LIS on April 12 (it's now April 29), and I've had very little discomfort since last week. I'm not feeling any pain from the surgery or from the fissure. I finally stopped bleeding about the middle of last week.

However, while I'm holding my bowels and wind just fine, I'm finding light stains in my underwear no matter how thoroughly I clean myself after using the bathroom (including a bidet).

I wouldn't call this incontinence, just skidmarks, but I'm like it to stop, obviously.

The doctor said 6 weeks to heal fully, so that's about a month more. In other people's experience, is this something I can expect to get better as I finish healing over the next month?

To be clear, I'd so the surgery again in a heartbeat. I was already wearing washable incontinence underwear to keep lidocaine and niphedipine off my pants, so this isn't a stretch. I just don't want buying new underwear once a month to become a feature of my life.
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Re: It worked, but, um, underwear issue

Postby chachacha » 29 Apr 2019, 22:44

Do you have new skin tags and a lot of swelling from the surgery? If so, even with a bidet, it can be very hard to clean around all of the nooks and crannies of those protuberances.
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Re: It worked, but, um, underwear issue

Postby ryan_mo » 29 Apr 2019, 22:45

chachacha wrote:Do you have new skin tags and a lot of swelling from the surgery? If so, even with a bidet, it can be very hard to clean around all of the nooks and crannies of those protuberances.


Not that I can see or feel. Underwear when I leave the bathroom, clean 10-minutes later, not clean sometime in the next couple hours.
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Re: It worked, but, um, underwear issue

Postby chachacha » 29 Apr 2019, 23:39

I wouldn't be concerned this soon after the surgery, and I think that we've had other forum members experience the same problem. Hopefully, one of them will come by to let us know how things went for them.
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