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Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help to tighten vagina?

Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help to  tighten vagina?

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 more

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Rectocele (Definition)

Rectocele is an outpouching of the rectum into the wall of the vagina due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more

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Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help tighten up vagina?

Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help tighten up vagina?

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

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Please tell me, could a cystocele and rectocele repair help tighten vagina?

Yes: Cystocele and rectoceles are essentially hernias in the wall of the vagina. All of the repairs currently recommended with strengthen and tighten the vagina. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a hysterectomy, rectocele/cystocele repair all under spinal anesthesia?

Is it possible to have  a hysterectomy, rectocele/cystocele repair  all  under spinal anesthesia?

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 more

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Grade 2 cystocele and rectocele grade 1-2 uterine prolapse. No sensation of heaviness etc would you repair while doing sling for stress incontenence?

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 more

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I've got an embarrassing problem. I've got both a cystocele and a rectocele. What type of doctor can repair these?

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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Can you deliver a baby vaginally with a rectocele/ cystocele? What are the complications?

Can you deliver a baby vaginally with a rectocele/ cystocele? What are the complications?

Yes.: Cystocele and rectocele present no problem to you or the baby for delivery. Vaginal childbirth is probably the biggest risk factor for these problems. ...Read more

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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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