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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.

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

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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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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?

Depends.: There are a variety of procedures that are used to fix both rectocele and stress incontinence. What to expect would depend on which procedure was being performed. It is important for you to understand exactly what is going to happen during your surgery. You need to know risks, benefits and alternatives procedures. You might need to talk to your surgeon to get more specific information. ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of rectocele?

What are the common presenting symptoms of rectocele?

Some difficulty w/BM: Rectocele is essentially a "ballooning" of the rectal wall, most often toward the vagina, due to weakened supporting tissues. More comon after pregnancy/childbirth. Symptoms include a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Some people have to manually support the perineum to aid evacuation. Effective conservative therapy is fiber supplement (psyllium is best) and more fluid. Surgery results vary. ...Read more

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What is a rectocele and how can it be fixed?

Poor support: Rectocele:; lack of pelvic support allows rectum ("straight") to sag and bulge to the front, into the vaginal vault. Rectum is no longer straight and can not effectively transmit force, or transport stool out. Ber down and things bulge-kind of like pushing a rubber band. Sometimes physical therapy may help; often surgery needed. (good results generally). ...Read more

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Please tell me what does having a rectocele feel like?

Varies.: A rectocele is often asymptomatic. You may feel something bulging at the vaginal opening, vaginal pressure, discomfort or low back pain. Some women have difficulty having a bowel movement and may need to press into the vagina to help empty the rectum. Some women have difficulty having intercourse. ...Read more

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What happens if a rectocele goes untreated for long?

What happens if a rectocele goes untreated for long?

Continued symptoms.: If you are not having symptoms from your rectocele then i would not have it repaired. Noone can tell you exactly what is going to happen with your rectocele. It will not just go away. It may stay just like it is or it may worsen over time. If it gets worse it can still be repaired. Their is no harm in waiting. ...Read more

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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 - what are the consequences of avoiding surgey?

May get worse: A rectocele - the rectum bulges into or out of the vagina, may or may not get worse without surgery. Ways to decrease the symptoms of a rectocele include increasing dietary fiber, preventing constipation and straining during bowel movements. Laxatives and stool softeners may also help. Weight loss in obese individuals decreases pelvic pressure. A vaginal pessary may help to decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Rectocele surgery can anyone tell me how bad the pain is?

Depends: There are three approaches for this surgery. Depends which approach your surgeon wishes to take. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a rectocele prolapse?

What does it mean to have  a rectocele prolapse?

Herniation: The rectum is herniating into the floor of the vagina producing a "bulge". It is repaired via surgery and may cause constipation or fecal retention if not treated. ...Read more

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