Hernia between bladder and vaginal wall (not a cystocele)
I had a vaginal vault suspension and cystocele repair (bladder sling) about 10 years ago. All seemed to be going well except I developed a rectocele that made bowel movements difficult. This has been manageable until a couple weeks ago.
I had been constipated for about a week when I noticed the feeling I had when I had the a cystocele, (a feeling like a ball bulging out) except I also had a sensation of severe pressure in my pelvis. Wondering if my cystocele repair had failed or my rectocele had gotten worse I had my partner check by inserting a finger in my vagina. He felt what appears to have been a loop of bowel with hard stool between my vaginal wall and bladder.
It has since resolved when the constipation went away and the feeling of prolapse problems has gone. I have an appointment with a urogynecologist in a couple of weeks to check things out but I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced with anything like this and what was done about it.
My main concerns are that there doesn’t appear to be any way to reduce this manually (if it is a hernia), if the loop doesn’t resolve on its own is it possible it could cause bowel obstruction and should I be seen in the er if it happens again before my appointment?
Any information or ideas or information would be greatly appreciated.