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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
Had rectocele repaired 7m ago. It feels like there's a pocket all around my anal opening. I can get bm out but little pieces get stuck. Is this normal?
Check repair: The rectocoele repair done previously may be "breaking down" or infected. Have your previous surgeon evaluate the area. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?
Vaginal rectocele repair 7 days ago . Initial vaginal discharge day 6 red bleeding now changing pad every 2/3 hrs. No pain . ?
What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?
I had trouble passing extremely large hard stool and had some vaginal bleeding. Had rectocele repair 8 yrs ago, and labiaplasty.
Had rectocele repair with vag hysterectomy but have the same symptoms as before including bulge in vagina and needing to "splint". Can anything else be done? Surgeon says he's fixed problem
Second opinion: If you have symptoms of a bulge and require splinting to have a bowel movement then you may have a recurrent rectocele. It cannot hurt to get a second opinion about this problem. Any type of repair can fail. If your rectocele has returned it can be repaired again. Your doctor can help determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had my uterus and cervix removed due to prolapse at age 27. I also had rectocele repair. I just turned 29 and each time I have a bm I have to push my rectum back in. What should I do?
See your surgeon: Most likely recurrent prolapseGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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