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How long is recovery from a rectocele repair?

How long is recovery from a rectocele repair?

Relatively short: You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively short. You should be up and walking the day after surgery. You may experience some vaginal and rectal discomfort and pressure. You may be back to relatively normal activities except for heavy lifting and sexual activity within a couple of weeks.

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Rectocele (Definition)

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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Posterior repair rectocele back to work few days?

Depends: Probably but the answer depends on the surgical technique, how extensive the repair and what kind of job you have. Discuss specifics with your surgeon.

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I had a total diVinci hyster 11/14. I now have gr 3 rectocele and 3 cystocele. Could they have happened from the hyster? When should I have it repaire

I had a total diVinci hyster 11/14. I now have gr 3 rectocele and 3 cystocele. Could they have happened from the hyster? When should I have it repaire

Here are some. ..: The cystorectocele to a degree after hysterectomy is nothing uncommon, but indicates you have weak pelvic supporting muscles & tissues, which may in turn predispose its recurrence although surgical repair may be inevitable. As to when and how to repair it, that should be decided after proper evaluation & counseling though collaborating with surgical specialist of such procedures. Best wish. ..

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What to do if I have rectocele/cystocele repair && tvt?

What to do if I have rectocele/cystocele repair && tvt?

Not sure of your: Question. Have you had these operations or are you considering it? You can request a consult with me on Health Tap Concierge if you would like to have a more in-depth conversation

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How bad is the pain after hemorroid and rectocele repair surgery?

Depends: Hemorrhoid surgery and rectocele surgery are different surgeries and each have several options available. Would be best to have the specific surgery you are considering to provide an accurate answer. For example, an exicisional hemorrhoidectomy can be a very painful procedure.

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I believe I have a rectocele. I can feel pressure to have a bm with sex. May I ask how often you repair rectoceles?

When symtamatic: First you should see your gyn doctor if you have rectocele or something else. Repair is done for symptomatic ones, if you have it and you have symptoms, you already have problem and you should decide what you want to do.

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54yrs-cyctocele and rectocele repair 3 years ago and lost 80 lbs - cyctocele is back how do I know if recto else is back. Bladder gets dry & painful?

54yrs-cyctocele and rectocele repair 3 years ago and lost 80 lbs - cyctocele is back how do I know if recto else is back. Bladder gets dry & painful?

PelvicOrganProlapse: A symptomatic rectocele generally causes bowel evacuation problems. To truly distinguish what is prolapsing from the vagina, a vaginal exam by a physician is required.

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Is anal sex safe after recovery from rectocele repair?

Is anal sex safe after recovery from rectocele repair?

Perhaps not: Anal sex could result in recurrence of the rectocele as well as damage to the repaired area.

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I had rectocele repair one year ago. No problems since but was wondering whether anal sex is something I shouldn't try?

I had rectocele repair one year ago. No problems since but was wondering whether anal sex is something I shouldn't try?

Definitely: I can not condone anal sex, especially in view of the surgical repair you have had. Severe trauma could occur including recurrence or worse, loss of control to variable degrees or infection by some nasty diseases. The anus was designed as an exit not an entrance.

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Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help to tighten vagina?

Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help to tighten vagina?

Yes: Any time one performs a cystocele and rectocele repair, there is some tightening of the vagina. These repairs can be modified in ways that can tighten the vagina even more based on your wishes. Find an experienced surgeon, Urogynecologist is probably best, and discuss.

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

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.

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Is it safe to have anal sex after rectocele repair?

Is it safe to have anal sex after rectocele repair?

I would not: I wouldn't do that. Talk to your surgeon. There are 3 different approaches for rectocele repair. Depends on your approach, however i'd caution you not to and speak with your surgeon.

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Can a cyctocele and rectocele be repaired surgically under an epidural or spinal anesthetic?

Can a cyctocele and rectocele be repaired surgically under an epidural or spinal anesthetic?

Yes.: A cystocele and a rectocele can be repaired using a vaginal approach under spinal or epidural anesthesia. If your surgeon feels that a laparoscopic procedure would be best for your problem then you would require general anesthesia.

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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.

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I have a grade 3 cystocele & rectocele I'm having repaired on the 27/11/15, how long after my surgery can I lift up my 15mth old, 12kilo daughter again?

I have a grade 3 cystocele & rectocele I'm having repaired on the 27/11/15, how long after my surgery can I lift up my 15mth old, 12kilo daughter again?

Surgeon preference: Specific recommendations for lifting after this type of surgery will need to be made by the surgeon who knows exactly what was done during the procedure. A good role is to let your body be your guide. If it hurts don't do it

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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.

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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.

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I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?

I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?

Talk to your surgeon: These are questions you should discuss with your surgeon. They are great questions. But you should not have surgery without asking your own surgeon these questions.

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