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Infection After LLETZ

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Dom123
Infection After LLETZ

Hi everyone,

First of all I've got to say I'm a man and I'm writing on behalf of my girlfriend. I've read a lot on this forum but i am just looking to hear from anyone else who has experienced infection after LLETZ.

My girlfriend had the LLETZ procedure 19 days ago and at first thought she was healing in line with expectation, but the bleeding became heavier in the second week along with the back pain/cramps.

She has now been given antibiotics to treat the infection, (we're on day 3 of those today) but has felt that today has probably been the worst day for cramps/bleeding and just generally feeling terrible. She's a real trooper and i know she wouldn't even mention pain unless it was really bad!

I should say that she was told her cells were CIN3 which from what I've read requires the deepest "burn". Sorry if i sound like an idiot, I'm not sure of the wording.

So, sorry for rambling...has anyone experienced a timeline of healing regarding the actual infection after LLETZ? I don't think she was told to expect to feel as washed out and in pain after starting the course of antibiotics as she was before she took the tablets.

If anyone has experienced this and has an opionion on when to contact the doc again or whether this is normal i would be so grateful to hear from you as it is horrible seeing her suffer.

Thank you for reading, any advice would be appreciated...at the moment I'm just trying to ensure she doesn't have to do anything other than enjoy the sofa but i know she's worried about what is "normal" to expect in terms of the next few days.

Thanks again,

Dom

Lotty9000

Hi Dom

i’m sorry to hear how rubbish your girlfriend is feeling.

After my first lletz I had a considerable increase in bleeding and pain in the second week (day 10). I was given antibiotics (co-amoxiclav) which actually made me feel awful! I’m not allergic to them it’s just well known that these particular antibiotics can make you feel grotty. 

My bleeding settled after another few dats but I did bleed for a further week or so. However the cramping/bleeding did reduce. (It turned out from my swan results I didn’t have an infection anyway)

Is the bleeding just as bad as or has it reduced. I think if she’s bleeding heavily after 3 full days of antibiotics and in pain she should go back and be seen. I’d expect the antibiotics to be making a difference by now.

Hope it all improves soon 

xxx

11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma 

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

29/8/19 Total Laproscopic hysterectomy with ovarian conservation.

Awaiting final pathology results 

Dom123

Thank you Lotty so much for taking the time to respond. Co-Amoxiclov is the same antibiotcs that my love has been given. I know everyone is different (and i feel so out of place writing here as a man, so thank you again for giving me the time of dsy!)

Her bleeding was less on day 2 of the antibiotics so we were surprised/sad that today was so bad. She said her bleeding was heavier and i could tell she was in real discomfort. May i ask if by "taking it easy" as the doc suggests did you force yourself/feel completely knackered? I'm sure as anyone would she is feeling some cabin fever and we'd love to go for a stroll but i feel torn between her physical and mental health right now. 

 

I'm glad it's a bank holiday weekend here in the UK where we really can relax...she's so independent i know she hates being looked after if you get what i mean. I will of course keep looking after her and minimize anything she needs to do.

I think we will have to wait until Tues (she's signed off work for the whole of next week, i just hope the pain/cramps/bleeding/lethargy all improve with rest and tea on demand.

I never want to sfifle her and she has an interview to volunteer at an animal shelter tomorrow. She is the biggest animal lover you will ever meet!! It's her dream and it's just hard balancing what is best for her health right now and what she loves in life.

 

Thank you again for replying, this forum is great for connecting people with a range of worries but i hope you are ok and i really appreciate you replying.

Thank you,

D

Lotty9000

Hi 

So I ignored the taking it easy bit and carried on working etc even though my consultant wanted to sign me of. I’m not saying this is right but for me I just had to keep going to stop me going crazy (I had had my diagnosis just a few days before).  What I should have done was have a few days off work to rest,I probably would’ve felt much better,quicker. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

A walk should be ok,be good mentally to get out of the house,just take it easy. You are being so incredibly supportive and that is just as important as any treatment.

Hope she feels better soon 

 

11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma 

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

29/8/19 Total Laproscopic hysterectomy with ovarian conservation.

Awaiting final pathology results 

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