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Rectocele Cystocele Surgery Recovery
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
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?
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
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.
Two weeks post-surgery rectocele/cystocele/manchester repairs. Strong anal pressure, sense of constipation (normal stools), painful flatulence. Norm?
It's still early on - your anorectal region is adapting.
Speak with the surgeon that did your operation. ...Read more
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
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
No: No; excessive abdominal gas is not the result of pelvic organ prolapse. ...Read more
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
Can the use of vag moisturizer help in not feeling a mild rectocele or cystocele or will I still feel it with the use of moisturizer?
Varies: Worth a try and see how you feel. ...Read more
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?
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
I have cystocele (gr1), rectocele (gr3) and rectal prolapse thru anus. What procedure is best method and what is best specialist to perform op? Thanks.
To urologist / uro-.: Go to experienced urologist or uro-gynecologist for evaluation and surgical correction with modern available concept and procedures. Remember: Corrective surgery is not to cure, but apply what your body/tissue can do so to put together for better anatomical alignment and functional restoration. And aging will still weaken tissues leading to recurrence. So, be realistic although great improving... ...Read more
Could grade 2 cystocele and rectocele grade 1-2 uterine prolapse cause frequency, slight leakage?
I Have a grade 3 rectocele & cystocele, I'm scared I'm going to lose sexual sensation when they cut away my vagina. How likely is that?
Depends on surgeon: It depends upon the surgeon and what procedure is being used to treat the problems. The anterior (front) vaginal wall close to the cervix has an abundance of nerves and vessels responsible for sexual sensation that most surgeons avoid like "the plague"" because they bleed like crazy and leave the patient unhappy with her post surgery sexual responses. Talk to your surgeon about this issue pre-op ...Read more
When a rectocele/cystocele occurs, can the herniation be sudden and traumatic (to the fascia) as to cause severe and ongoing pelvic pain?
Possible: It is conceivable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Grade 3 rectocele and cystocele. When I use finger to splint I now feel something else pushing when I bare down from the rectal area but up high.?
Colporrhaphy, does it make your vagina tighter? My vagina Is loose and I'm having Colporrhaphy to fix my rectocele and cystocele, will it tighten me?
Yes: Yes, if all the muscles and tissues are properly reconstructed. ...Read more
This should be: Something that your physician/ obstetrician should be able to handle. Let your provider know about your concerns. Take care. ...Read more
Could someone progress from early stage one to advanced stage two cystocele and rectocele and 1-2 uterine prolapse in 10 months?
Yes: There is a possibility for this to happen. If the pelvic floor has a weak structure and a huge pressure is applied in the area (lifting heavy weights, sneezing repetedly, coughing) this may happen. Usually patients describes as a feeling of uterus falling out. In fact is the pelvic floor giving up to huge pressure produced as mentioned above. ...Read more
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
Recently having pain with sex. I have cystocele & rectocele is this causing the pain or is it more likely dry vulva/vagina?
cystocele does not cause pan ...Read more