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A 37-year-old female asked:

Posterior vaginal repair & sphincter tightening. how long until stop feeling sore? can feel hard mass on outside where stitches must be. normal?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Post/repair: This repair is in a very slow healing area, and b/c of the associated problems with healing, extra effort is placed on multiple use of sutures. The "hard mass" is tissue reaction to the types of sutures used. The soreness will last for four to six weeks, post-op.
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