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scheduling sacrocolpopexy and cystocele repair...more than a little scared

Posted by @wandili, May 26, 2012

scheduling sacrocolpopexy and cystocele repair…more than a little scared



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Posted by @montanagal, May 31, 2012

Had surgery for cystocele and rectocele 2weeks ago. Refused mesh repair after research showed 25 percent mesh damage could occur. Has pigskin graft instead. Anyone else have this done? Amazingly no pain just discomfort


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Posted by @operationqueen, Feb 27, 2015

I had a stage 4 pelvic organ prolapse and had had constant pressure/pain, and a lot of discomfort with bodily functions. I had a sacrocolpopexy, rectocele repair, and perineum repair a few months ago. I no longer have pain, pressure, organs falling out of me, and am totally normal with my bodily functions and anatomy. Yeah! :-). However, I continue to have nonstop discharge. The last doctor I went to wanted to operate right away and take all the mesh out of me. BUT she couldn’t answer whether I would then go back to having all the previous problems that I had! I did have a subsequent operation after my original sacrocolpopexy and they found that the anterior mesh arm had fallen off the sacrum but was adhered to the posterior mesh arm which they strengthened with additional sutures. They also found that mesh had extruded into my vaginal wall so they clipped that off and sutured the opening. It took care of all the residual pain that I had had but NOT the discharge. So I would say that I am still ‘in process’ and hope that Mayo will help me with the continuing discharge. BUT, having said that, I am in a MUCH better place physically today than I was before my original sacrocolpopexy. So I would say, ‘fear not’. Oops just noticed that your post was from 2012! Guess this isn’t an active forum. Not surprised as it took Mayo over 40 MINUTES! to get me to the right department today!!

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Posted by @wandili, Feb 28, 2015

Haha….yes 2012 I had the mesh repair you mentioned. Sorry to hear you are
having problems and appreciate your response anyway 🙂

I haven’t had any constant discharge but a new thing called BV has entered
my women’s issues vocabulary. Bacterial vaginitis. I’ve probably had it 5
times since my surgery and there is a discharge. I’ve been told it is not
an STD and it’s just an.overgrowth of natural bacteria with something to do
with a pH change, either alkaline or acidity. I think they can test for
that and prescribe natural treatments to return normal pH levels. I will
try this if I get the symptoms again. Mayo and local gynecological staff
told me the same thing.

This may not be relevant but Good luck with your symptoms and hope you get
it resolved..

Take care….


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Posted by @pizon, Mon, Jan 16 11:54am

Hi I was wondering did you ever have your surgery? If so how did it go and how do you feel now. I hope it went well I am thinking of having it and am looking to hear of other women’s experience with it? My suggesting to sew up the bladder no mesh

Always Hopeful

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Posted by @AlwaysHopeful, Mon, Jan 23 4:24am

Have you had previous surgery ?

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Posted by @jamienolson, Sat, Jan 28 12:30pm

Hello @pizon. It looks like you’ve been busy doing your research and hopefully getting some answers and concerns smoothed out while weighing your options. I can imagine this to be a very tough healthcare decision. I’m sending good vibes your way and wish you the very best outcome possible.

@wandili, @montanagal and @operationqueen– are you able to help with the question that @pizon has posted about surgery. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We are so fortunate to have Mayo Clinic connect and to be able to talk with others who have experiencd something similar to our own situation.

@operationqueen, congratulations on your succesful operation. Post operatively, how much healing time was involved? How are you feeling now?

@pizon, please keep us updated along your journey.


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Posted by @pizon, Sun, Jan 29 9:33am

no I have not had any repair surgery I have had on each of my overays in the past for cysts removal but nothing for the prolapse no mesh dr. wants to just sew up the bladder and the ligaments for the uterus but I am having pain du2 pelvic floor muscle spasms p/t is helping just very scared I also have a sinus issue that isn’t helping matters

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