This bolster is placed at the end of surgery and removed in the surgeons office 7-10 days later.
The bolster is needed to:
keep the vaginal packing in place.The vaginal packing is placed to help with sealing the vaginal lining in place and hemostasis
pressure on areas that bleed in the first 1-2 days
a catheter is emptying your bladder since this area needs to have the compression bolster
this bolster is not waterproof, so no showers or baths are allowed while you have it in place but sponge baths or bird baths are ok.