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@ladybodyparts

Hi, I am scheduled for a rectocele repair and a cystocele repair surgery December 28, 2011. The information my surgeon gave me says "cystocele can be done using your own tissue, or using a combination of your tissue and a Mesh." My surgeon will be using regional anesthesia so I can be awakened to help him adjust as I am pushing. This is only an overnight stay and even though I am nervous about this upcoming event I am also tired of the problems associated with these conditions. I have been told the sling 'may disolve' but the surgeons assistant was very helpful. She told me of severe conditions she has seen and told me that in the years she has worked for this surgeon NOT ONE WOMAN has complained of pain or said they were not glad they did it. It sure won't get better with age. Is exercise really going to work, I already do Kegal and medications, over the counter laxatives do not seem to work very well and I get awful cramps from them. I have been prescribed Polyethylene Glycol 3350 NF Powder Laxative which does not cause cramps and doesn't taste awful. I works too, maybe too well. I will let you know AFTER the surgery what I have to say but my quality of life is very important to me. I know this has gotten rather long but I was so happy to find this feedback sharing. I have been told that my causes were probably a combination of age, menopause, hysterectomy, large fibroid tumors, obesity and can be caused by either multiple births or large babies. I have them all, one thing I can note is that the 'sling' can be done with a hystorectomy. I wish you the best, maybe something here helped you and I can say that the surgeon told me "Surprisingly, most women say they feel much better right after surgery than before." So wish me luck and I will report back after my surgery. Thank you for bringing this issue to light!

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Replies to "Hi, I am scheduled for a rectocele repair and a cystocele repair surgery December 28, 2011...."

Hello, It's been years since your post. I have, though I haven't been diagnosed yet, a rectocele. I'll be seeing a specialist soon. My GI Dr. will not do a COLONOSCOPY until I see someone. I've only told him my situation, he hasn't done an exam.

I'm wondering if you could tell what surgery you had, did it help, and are you glad you did it, after all these years have there been any problems, or returning symptoms?

Thanks

@ladybodyparts

Hello, It's been years since your post. I have, though I haven't been diagnosed yet, a rectocele. I'll be seeing a specialist soon. My GI Dr. will not attempt an extremely needed Colonoscopy until I see someone.

I had a visit with s Uro/Gyn specialist, who was retiring the next day, she referred me to a specialist with very high marks, I see him tomorrow! The 1st Dr. diagnosed Cystoceole and Rectoceole. I don't have bladder issues yet, other than occasional leaks w/sneezing or a cough. Rectoceole wasn't full on during her exam in a birthing chair. My colon was not full. When it is there's practically no room inside the vaginal canal. I almost needed to call 911 a few nights ago because I was on the verge of fainting.

I'm wondering if you could tell:
what type of surgery, did it help?
are glad you had the surgery?
did you go somewhere in the DC/VA area?

after all these years have there been any problems or returning symptoms?

Thanks,
Annmae