Genitourinary Prolapse :: Surgery Or Not? Rectocele & Cystocele
Dec 20, 2015
I have rectal & vagina vault prolapse - Rectocele & Cystocele( lower 1/3rd) and sex is quite painful and difficult. I have 3 choices at the moment ;
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1/ do nothing until the prolapse gets much worst but this means having uncomfortable & sometimes painful sex ..I am coping with bladder & bowel problems with kegal exercises but hate the look and feeling of it down there.
2nd... try a pressery? If I pressary works my Gyna would preform a much simple perinuem repair to fix the tight skin problem. This still involves stiches so I wonder if pressary is the way to go and I have heard that can affect sex too? or have the surgery. I had huge cuts to deliver my first child as she was stuck in my birth channel and then they figure I didn't had the width to deliver here???!!!. So many stiches and at least 2 further opreations to try and correct the terrible job the first surgeon had done on me. I have literally a thin area of skin in my perinium that is only about a 1 cm wide which is treched so tightly it hurts when touched. Sex has been uncomfortable for the past 30 years and several positions are out of the question. As I have grown older 58 now and the symptoms of menopause have raised their ugly heads. This area has lost its elasticity and has become hard and very taut.
3/ Do the surgery for the rectocelle & cystocele .. I really worry especially after reading this forum that it won't fix the problem and could make it heaps worst.
Does anyone have any stats on % of successful operations? This site is full of bad experiences.
I had a cystocele and rectocele repair on the 21st (so 4 days ago). The doctor used a tape sling for the cystocele and stitching for the rectocele. I honestly had no idea what to expect and didn't even know that he would be cutting 2 slits on my outer labia. What's actually hurting me now are the interior stitches which I assume are from the rectocele repair. I wanted to check out what was going on down there and there is a lump, almost like 1/2 of a finder, bulging out of my vaginal canal. Is this normal? Am I just swollen?
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It's now been 27 days since my cystocele repair, i had a wee feel the other day and felt like a lump , im sure its where my stitches are/were , is this normal ? , i did have an infection 2 weeks ago and saw my doctor and she said everything looked fine but now i'm worried sick my operation has failed, anyone else felt this, could it just be swelling ?
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I have a rectocele and I am getting it repaired next month. When I saw the surgeon she said I also had some stress incontinence based on the urodynamics study that she did. I know I do, but it isn't bad. Sometimes a drop when I sneeze but it's not awful. She said it might get worse after the rectocele repair and suggested a mid-urethral sling. It is made of a synthetic mesh.
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Any suggestions on resources for information about this procedure? Right now I don't feel like the symptoms are bad enough to risk side effects but I don't have enough information to decide.
I had a prolapsed cervix and bladder a year after my hysterectomy. It is now going on two years post surgery. I am still having stitches break thru at the top of my vagina where my cervix was removed. It hurts! I'm going to the Doctor Monday, but very scared. I have moved and this will be the first time seeing him. Do any of you know what I will have to look forward too? What might he do?
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I'm wondering if anyone has had this in the past year. What can I expect? Any words of wisdom?
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I'm due to have Rectocele and cystocele repair. I had my last consultation with my surgeon back in August 2015 had my pre op assessment in September. I was told I would be in for surgery around December and I'm still waiting, I spoke to someone at the gynae waiting list team today and they said I'm not even on the list yet as they are so far behind. I completely understand that they are busy and their are woman out there a lot worse then me it's just that walking and lifting is becoming a real pain and I'm sick of taking co dydramol which blocks me up when I already struggle to go to the toilet for a bm.
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Sorry for ranting I just wondered if anybody had any advice as I'm starting feel like I'm moaning all the time to my husband.
I am worried that after my repair I will be left with a bigger vagina. When I push my front wall to where it should be I have a gap below my fingers. This really concerns me as I don't want to be bigger than I am now! I know Rectocele repairs can make the vagina narrower but the front wall of the vagina is attached to the pubic bone so is very different. Can anyone tell me how it was after your Cystocele repair?
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I am a 53 year old and had this surger y 8 days ago. I had a cystocele before and recovery was only a couple of days but unfortunately i had to have it redone. I and am very surprised at how sore my bottom is and my legs just feel tired. I am normally very active and find it hard to not be able to do much. I havent drove yet just don't feel I could even walk from parked car into a store. Just wanted to know how long before it started to feel better and back to somewhat normal.
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Has anyone had the above procedure for rectal prolapse.
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Did the surgery work for you?
What was your status prior to surgery?
How are you now?
I have rectal prolapse, enterocele, & rectocele ,plus chronic pain disease & other issues. I have to manually remove my bowels, which is very painful and getting worse. I have seen rectal colon docs and urogynae. Some want to do a colostomy, and some want to do a robotic rectopexy on me. Ism in my 70's, and need help I don't know what to do.
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any help on pessaries?
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Well after a very painful first night (not actually caused by the op) I'm doing really well. Tummy is very sore probably due to the wind. Just managed my first bowel motion, didn't have constipation as such, my pelvic floor just wouldn't open up. It was a strange sensation, pooping when everything is hitched up where it's supposed to be, but really great too. Standing up and not having sagging bits between my legs is just fantastic, I'm over the moon. No pain at all from the anterior repair, I wouldn't know it's been done. Been tensing my pelvic floor and still no pain. I wish I'd had it done years ago.
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Would I know if I've torn my stitches? My surgeon mentioned I wouldn't always know if I've done damage. But surely it would hurt if I popped a stitch?
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I stupidly picked up my 3 year old without thinking, I'm 10 days post op and now paranoid I've done some damage, I've already had an infection which has popped one of the external stitches It didn't hurt when I picked her up but I know feel weird.
I've just been for a wee and looked down as I wiped and there's a long string of stitch (still attached inside) but dangling out? It's about 2 inches long!!
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There's always been what looks like a little ball of skin, with a looped stitch going through it.... That's still there but this long one is new! Should I be worried?
I've been bleeding since the op, worse since Thursday but I think it's a period! Could this be why?
Evening all - just been to the loo and pretty sure that a stitch has come away - I'll be 4 weeks post op on thurs - does this seem too soon? Am also now really nippy down there which I haven't been for a good few days - need to wait until I have had my dinner before taking my painkillers - don't want a repeat of yesterday afternoon.
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I am 7 months post rectocele and vaginal vault operation all being absolutely fine but last week started with a brownish discharge which has got bloodier. Tonight there is noticeable blood, very brown not fresh blood, and I am sure that when I have just been for a pee that there were stitches down the loo. I have appointment with nurse on Monday anyway because of discharge but can stitches hang around for 7 months ?
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i am almost 7 weeks post op and yesterday and this morning I have noticed a few stitches on my pad.
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Feel fine and recovery going well (considering) so am I right in assuming these are a sign that things are healing? And is this the usual time you would start to see the stitches come away?
I'm 30 years old and have 6 children, this operation is taking over my life !! I'm starting to get really depressed and switching off to everyone, I've been really repressed a few years ago when with my X as we have 4 children together, before this opp my life was perfect, I'm getting married next year, found my perfect man and got 2 kids together now (6 in our eyes) and now everything seams to be falling apart because of me and Thai operation !!
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They say don't lift anything more than a kettle full, but I'm in th real world and I'm sure unless your childless and don't work you can follow the rule exactly but I am struggling already and my help goes next week when I'm 5 weeks post opp, I do have help most days BUT not to be able to pick my 6 month old up is killing me.
I had my bladder repair just under 3 weeks ago and found these weeks to be a lot worse than when I had a repair 5 years ago. That was done with stitches,this has been a mesh repair. I think the shock of the op and being discharged too early,I think, has added to worry. I still feel smelly due to discharge or blood and worry when I open my bowels ( never been constipated before!) Felt really low and tearful this time as well. BUT...I have felt much better for the last 2 days and feel more positive...I feel for everyone on here. We really should be given more info when we leave hospital...
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I have an upcoming anterior repair booked for April. I have recently realised I will have to have at least 6 weeks off to heal. My job is a sales assistsant in a ladies boutique. My husband is off with me for the first 2 weeks.My question is what can I do after this time. Will i be able to walk around, walk upstairs, make a cuppa, or even go for a run in the car (not driving i know) I understand how recovery is the key to this surgery being a success and I certainly dont want it to fail.My husband is brilliant at home so i have no worries about him doing the chores at home while i rest up. Any other advice would be wonderful from you ladies who have been through it. Positive stories welcome lol. I have a wonderful surgeon who i completely feel will do a fantastic job.
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