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Cystocele Rectocele Repair
That depends.: The primary goal of cystocele and rectocele surgery is to repair the damaged tissue that was supporting the bladder and rectum from prolapsing or dropping into the vagina. Some surgical procedures will narrow or tighten the vagina while others will not. I would recommend making your wishes known to your surgeon prior to surgery so that your expectations can better be met. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you explain that is part of your goal, usually the gyn will avoid this though so as not to cause problems with painful intercourse. Instead they will build up the support at the opening which in effect narrows the opening, making things more snug. See a gyn with a lot of reconstructive experience though like a urogynecologist. ...Read more
Yes: This operation is low enough down in the abdomen that it can be done with spinal anesthesia. You will probably receive some IV sedation to help you relax during the case. Discuss your requests for anesthesia with your anesthesiologist before the operation. Hope all goes well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two weeks post-surgery rectocele/cystocele/manchester repairs. Strong anal pressure, sense of constipation (normal stools), painful flatulence. Norm?
Still early: It's still early on - your anorectal region is adapting. Speak with the surgeon that did your operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grade 2 cystocele and rectocele grade 1-2 uterine prolapse. No sensation of heaviness etc would you repair while doing sling for stress incontenence?
Probable not: If you are currently asymptomatic, i would probably not recommend repairing the cystocele or rectocele providing they are not causing any issues. That said, a number of factors go into determining whether to have surgery or not. I would suggest you discuss your options with your physician and follow their recommendation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've got an embarrassing problem. I've got both a cystocele and a rectocele. What type of doctor can repair these?
Do your homework: A gynecologist, urogynecologist or uroogist most commonly perform this type of surgery. Be sure that your surgeon has a lot of experience performing these types of procedures. Selecting the appropriate type of repair for your specific issue is very important and will effect your outcome and long term satisfaction. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion. ...Read more
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No: No; excessive abdominal gas is not the result of pelvic organ prolapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a hysterectomy cause a grade 3 cystocele and a grade 3 rectocele? I have 5 kids never had an issue until after. Dr says it's from having babies.
Yes , Possible: Multiple child births will weaken the supporting ' pelvic diaphragm ' hysterectomy will make it worse . Speak to your doctor again and possible to fix it. If you are not happy with the answer , get a second opinion your doctor may even help you to get one. ...Read more
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