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1) I periodically had some mucus discharge. Never noticed a smell. I was actually passing more fecal matter (just some brown when I wiped). I noticed yesterday passing gas when going to the bathroom and having a green discharge in the toilet. Reminds me somewhat of the discharge I get when having a period.
2) The only thing I've had recently was a cortisone shot for bad case of poision ivy. However, I did for the first time since the surgery, have a date with my husband. I have always had trouble with UTIs afterwards so I take one low doseage antibiodic to prevent problems. This was a couple of weeks ago - so was the shot.
3) I had been having incontinence issues for awhile. We have no kids, and I've experienced no trauma. However, there was a portion of the sphincter muscle that was basically non-existant prior to surgery. When he did the overlapping sphincteroplasty, it put a thin piece of muscle in place to make it more anatomically correct. The idea being that if the surgery and the kegal exercises didn't work, there would be more muscle to work with to try other options.
Whew - hope this helps
Thanks for the info. I'll contact my surgeon's nurse and see if they can work me in before I leave. I didn't even think about the shot suppressing the immune system.