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Is Rectocele Surgery Painful
Two weeks post-surgery rectocele/cystocele/manchester repairs. Strong anal pressure, sense of constipation (normal stools), painful flatulence. Norm?
Two general methods: Rectocele is basically a hernia of the rectal wall into the vagina. Many women have no symptoms from rectocele and do not need repair. Symptomatic rectocele can be repaired with sutures but comes back frequently. It can also be repaired with mesh. This technique may not come back as often but can have other complications. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Symptoms bothersome: Mild rectocele may not cause any symptoms and often unnoticed, but severe cases can cause much discomfort, trouble with bm, pressure, sensation of incomplete bm, and in some cases with severe. Rectocele is generally not a dangerous condition, so surgical treatment is only needed if symptoms are bothersome and conservative treatments not adequate. Talk to your doc/surgeon about it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A rectocoele is essentially a hernia. There is a weakness in the area between your vagina and rectum called the rectovaginal fascia. To repair this, the fascia is cut, and the fascia and underlying muscles (levator ani muscles) are sewn together to strenghten the weakness in the fascia. Although it is not quite the same, you can think of it as a large episiotomy repair. ...Read more
Here are some...: Pursing less invasion and shorter hospital stay is a constantly evolving trend, but at the end, the degree of less stay still reflects the magnitude and complexity of surgery, the professional proficiency, confidence, and ethics, and the overall health and coping ability of patients. Hence, please ask your upcoming surgeon to assess the balance between being nice & being able and ethical. Best... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had mesh used for rectocele surgery. The surgery was a failure and my vagina is shorter. What are viable options?
2nd opinion consult: You need to see a GYN MD who performs several of these types of surgeries/year for a 2nd opinion consultation and examination of the previous rectocele repair. Only then can a determination be made as to the best direction to pursue for revision of the previous repair or not. ...Read more
I'm having a surgery where the dr told me I'm having my rectocele and cystocele fixed, they didnt tell me what the op is called?Is it a vaginoplasty?
Probably not...: The medical term for this surgery is "Anterior and Posterior Colporrhaphy". You might also hear it called an "Anterior and Posterior Repair", or "A&P Repair". Vaginoplasty usually refers to cosmetic vaginal surgery, sex reassignment surgery or fixing birth defects of the vagina. Best wishes! ...Read more
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?
Rectocele: Surgery for rectal prolapse is different then surgery for rectocele. Rectocele can be corrected by vaginal approach and can be considered as outpatient procedure. Rectal prolapse needs to be corrected by abdominal approach and can be performed by laparoscopy or robot-assisted. ...Read more
I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?
Gyn confirmed cystocele & rectocele w/ symptoms. estrogen cream prescribed for 1 month then recheck. how likely is surgery?
It depends on stage: If the two "celes" are second or third degree then surgery is likely. Additional surgical intervention causes are repeated urinary tract infections from incomplete bladder emptying, fecal retention/constipation with need for manual removal, extrusion to the outside of the body or intercourse "blocking". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which surgery should I have done 1st and why? Surgery in spine to replace disk at l5-s1(bone on bone now) or surgery to correct cystocele & rectocele.
I haven't had bowel movement after rectocele surgery and taking several laxative. What could be wrong?
Minor herniated L5/S1 & a rectocele causing constipation. Miralax helps but BAD back pain b4 bowel movements, pain can last days. Dont kno who to see. Want to get pregnant, afraid my back couldnt take it. Time to bite bullet, get rectocele surgery?
When does a rectocole need repaired? If left untreated will it get worse? Is surgery for this out patient or requires hospital stay?
Depends on patient: Small rectoceles can be repaired as an outpatient. Extensive ones may require more extensive surgical repair. Each case is different. Your surgeon will need to guide you through the treatment options. ...Read more