Sacrohysteropexy operations are incredibly straightforward, safe and reliable. What’s more, patients generally recover from these operations very quickly, making them one of the best forms of prolapse repair available. However, even simple surgeries can seem intimidating for individuals who have never been through them before. If you are suffering from a prolapse and need a sacrohysteropexy, you should be aware that there are certain aspects of the process that you may find slightly alarming. In today’s blog, we’ll talk about the more intimidating aspects of prolapse repair surgery and try to set your mind at rest.
1. Having your temperature, weight and blood pressure taken
Prior to your operation, a nurse will measure your weight, temperature and blood pressure. We understand that this might be a little worrying if you don’t know why it’s being done. We can assure you that it is a perfectly normal part of the process. Our surgeon, Mr. Jonathan Broome, needs to know these details mainly so he can make sure you’re fit for surgery. After all, you want your surgeon to know that you’re healthy enough to cope with a procedure before he starts it! Provided you’ve been upfront regarding your medical information, there’s no reason why these measurements should reveal anything that would prevent you from having surgery. Ergo, you should try not to worry about them.
2. Waking up with an oxygen mask covering your mouth
When you wake up from your operation, you will notice that you have an oxygen mask over your mouth. You may be concerned that this is because something went wrong during surgery, but this isn’t the case. During surgery, you’ll be under anaesthetic, so it’s important for your surgeon to ensure that you can breath comfortably and get enough oxygen. The oxygen mask isn’t indicative of a problem, so there’s no need for you to be alarmed. Just wait for a doctor or nurse to remove it for you.
3. Waking up with an IV drip attached to your arm
Just like the oxygen mask, the IV drip is a perfectly normal piece of equipment that is deployed following a sacrohysteropexy. It might look troubling, but it’s just there to deliver fluids and any medication you might need.
4. Noticing a feeling of discomfort
You shouldn’t be in pain after surgery, but a feeling of discomfort is nothing to worry about. Mild discomfort is common following prolapse repair surgery and isn’t suggestive of a deeper problem.
If you still need to set your mind at rest regarding any part of the prolapse repair surgery that we offer, feel free to get in touch. Here at The Pelvic Clinic, we’re always happy to hear from you.