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What risk factors are associated with cystocele repair?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
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In brief: Any surgery has risk

Risks of cystocele repair include but are not limited to: bleeding, infection, injury to surrounding tissue, organs, nerves, urinary incontinence, inability to empty bladder, constipation, erosion or exposure of sutures or implanted graft materials, sexual dysfunction, extended hospitalization, anesthesia or medicine reactions, recurrence of prolapse, diasbility and death.
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In brief: Any surgery has risk

Risks of cystocele repair include but are not limited to: bleeding, infection, injury to surrounding tissue, organs, nerves, urinary incontinence, inability to empty bladder, constipation, erosion or exposure of sutures or implanted graft materials, sexual dysfunction, extended hospitalization, anesthesia or medicine reactions, recurrence of prolapse, diasbility and death.
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology

In brief: It varies.

As with any surgery their are many risk factors associated with cystocele repair.
The most likely complications are bleeding, infection and injury to the bladder or surrounding structures. The level of risk is dependent on what approach the surgeon takes, your history of previous surgeries and the experience of the surgeon. However, this is not considered a high-risk procedure.

In brief: It varies.

As with any surgery their are many risk factors associated with cystocele repair.
The most likely complications are bleeding, infection and injury to the bladder or surrounding structures. The level of risk is dependent on what approach the surgeon takes, your history of previous surgeries and the experience of the surgeon. However, this is not considered a high-risk procedure.
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Failure is the worse

Common risks include damage to the bladder, complications of anesthesia, pain with intercourse, worsening bladder function or infection.
However, the greatest risk is failure with a repeat operation being necessary. It really stresses the importance of knowing the abilities of your physician well. Don't be afraid to ask about your physicians qualifications, failure rates, or common problems.

In brief: Failure is the worse

Common risks include damage to the bladder, complications of anesthesia, pain with intercourse, worsening bladder function or infection.
However, the greatest risk is failure with a repeat operation being necessary. It really stresses the importance of knowing the abilities of your physician well. Don't be afraid to ask about your physicians qualifications, failure rates, or common problems.
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