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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. ...Read more

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Rectocele (Definition)

Rectocele is 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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

That depends.: The primary goal of cystocele and rectocele surgery is to repair the damaged tissue that was supporting the bladder and rectum from prolapsing or dropping into the vagina. Some surgical procedures will narrow or tighten the vagina while others will not. I would recommend making your wishes known to your surgeon prior to surgery so that your expectations can better be met. ...Read more

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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