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I'm having a surgery where the dr told me I'm having my rectocele and cystocele fixed, they didn't tell me what the op is called? Is it a vaginoplasty?

I'm having a surgery where the dr told me I'm having my rectocele and cystocele fixed, they didn't 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

Dr. Robert Harris
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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 Read more

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Gyn confirmed cystocele & rectocele w/ symptoms. Estrogen cream prescribed for 1 month then recheck. How likely is surgery?

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 more

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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.

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.

Depends: Neither is an emergency, so which you have done really depends on which one bothers you more. I don't believe either surgery will affect the other procedure in any negative way, but you should discuss with both your spine and general surgeon. Read more

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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 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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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. .. Read more

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Is vaginal dryness a symptom of cystocele or rectocele if they do not protrude thru vaginal opening?

Is vaginal dryness a symptom of cystocele or rectocele if they do not protrude thru vaginal opening?

Not directly: Cystocele and rectoceles do not directly cause vaginal dryness but postmenopausal hormonal deficiency can worsen the appearance of pelvic organ prolapse and also cause vaginal dryness. See and Obgyn to confirm the diagnosis. Some will benefit from vaginal estrogen. There is also a great new oral drug called Osphena which can help with dryness. 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 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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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. Read more

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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. 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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Can a general surgeon remove my gallbladder and fix my rectocele/cystocele all at the same time?

Can a general surgeon remove my gallbladder and fix my rectocele/cystocele all at the same time?

Not usually.: Although these procedures can be done at the same time, it would be unusual for a general surgeon to perform cystocele or rectocele repair. More commonly these procedures would be performed by a gynecologist, urogynecologist or a urologist. Just be sure that whoever does your surgery has a lot of experience performing these types of procedures. Never hesitate to get a second opinion. 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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It happens that a general surgeon remove my gallbladder and fix my rectocele/cystocele at the same time?

It happens that a general surgeon remove my gallbladder and fix my rectocele/cystocele at the same time?

Usually not: A general surgeon does gall bladder surgery on a regular basis. Rectocele and cystocele surgery is usually performed by a gynecologic surgeon. At some hospitals the two surgeons can coordinate their schedule so that they can both do their respective procedures during the same anesthesia. Read more

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Gr3 cystocele gr3 rectocele. Now something bulging out. At ER they told me 3 hr wait it's not an emergency. Should I go to a different hospital?

Gr3 cystocele gr3 rectocele. Now something bulging out. At ER they told me 3 hr wait it's not an emergency. Should I go to a different hospital?

Pelvic Prolapse: It sounds like you have pelvic organ prolapse. It is not an emergency as long as your not having pain. If you have had a hysterectomy you may have a enterocele as well as a rectocele and cystocele. You will need a thorough physical examination and I would recommend urodynamic evaluation and a cystoscopy. It can be repaired but at your young age will require surgery. Read more

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