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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)

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?

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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I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?

I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What  can I expect afterwards. Can you explain  the procedures?

Talk to your surgeon: These are questions you should discuss with your surgeon. They are great questions. But you should not have surgery without asking your own surgeon these questions. ...Read more

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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?

Hernia: No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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 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 a cyctocele and rectocele be repaired surgically under an epidural or spinal anesthetic?

Can a cyctocele and rectocele be repaired surgically under an epidural or spinal anesthetic?

Yes.: A cystocele and a rectocele can be repaired using a vaginal approach under spinal or epidural anesthesia. If your surgeon feels that a laparoscopic procedure would be best for your problem then you would require general anesthesia. ...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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