Anterior cystocele repair

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Hi, I am 8 days post surgery for anterior cystocele repair. I had hysterectomy and removal of ovaries aged 36, I am now 69. I can still feel a bulge there but smaller. Spoke to surgeon and she said stop Ovestin cream which she said I would be on for life and start doing 60 pelvic floor exercises a day. Anyone else in same position??

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    Holy cow 60! I'm 6 weeks post hysterectomy, anterior/posterior repair. I felt like something was coming out and saw a small bulge right around the same time. I go see my surgeon tomorrow, he refused to see me because there was nothing he could do until I was fully healed but he highly doubted there was anything wrong. Reading all the posts on this site it seems like that might be a normal feeling. I can tell you it has felt like my insides were going to fall out this entire time and has been very unpleasant, to say the least. I'm scheduled to return to work on Monday and am going to ask for more time off as I am still not pain free. I'll let you know if mine is messed up after my appointment tomorrow but I think we are ok. As for the pelvic floor exercises I was told to do a set of 5 three times a day. I cant imagine this early in your recovery being told to do so many. I am not a doctor though and to be honest mine is a butt head.

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    Wow, eight days is so so early! I had a vaginal hysterectomy and sacrospinous fixation plus anterior and posterior repair on May 4th. I was advised not to do any pelvic floor exercises for the first six weeks, I saw my surgeon at about eight weeks and she said it is still too early to assess whether it's all worked. I now have to wait until the end of September before she sees me again. 

    I'm not medically trained but the priority at such an early stage is to allow your body to heal. Those muscles can be worked on later; I'd definitely get a second opinion, not about the bulge, the exercise advice! 

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    Hi. I'm 4 weeks post surgery for posterior repair and uterus lift. I saw my surgeon yesterday - she's wonderful . And she told me I don't need to start doing the pelvic floor exercises until I feel like it .. she recommended I start in another few weeks (making it 7 weeks after surgery). The do three sets of the following a day: ten x ten second squeezes and ten x ten quick squeezes. Hope this helps 

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    You've posted this twice. I responded to the other one you posted 

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    This scares me too death. I have to have a posterior repair with an episiotomy repair. My sutures ripped 28 years after my daughter was born. Not sure how but I have no real feeling during sex and I am much bigger than I use to be. I am very depressed. I tried Thermiva laser techniques to help but nothing helps. They keep saying I need surgical repair!!!!!! Help!!!
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      It's major surgery but isn't that big a deal to be freaked out. It's just the next necessary step for you in life. After menopause our tissues just aren't the same. The downwards pressure from your prolapse will have caused a weak area to give. Thousands have these repairs all over the world. If it's going to be done vaginally then make sure it's a Urogynaecologist who does it. 

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      Yes. I am not happy living with this problem. I think I am going to get a second opinion. The Nurse Practitioner was the one I saw at the Urogyn. I want to speak to an actual surgeon.
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      Grade 2 by Urogynecologist. Another doctor has me at a grade 4. With my torn perinea area he can get four fingers in so that's why he said i definitely need the surgery.

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      Sadly these repairs usually aren't permanent. Your gyn typically won't tell you, but a urogyn or urologist will. Wrap your mind around 7-10 years. But, carrying heavy items over 20 lbs. can ruin your repairs. Picture the way a rubber band looses it's elasticity from repeated stretching...that is what your pelvic tissues are like now. Also depends on level of prolapse and if you are pre-, peri- or postmenopausal. Better to do the repair before menapause. There are so many factors and many options. Do your homework & try to go to the best specialist you can find...(assuming you have that option) I know Canada & UK patients may not have that option, but if you live in the states & have good insurance it will allow you to go out of state. That said, it will cost you in travel expenses. For me it was worth it to go out of state. Good Luck!

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    I am 3 weeks post cystocele and perineal repair. 56 years old. My consultant also recommended pelvic floor exercises immediately. I can do them best lying down. I can't feel them working if I stand. Yes, 60. Three sets of 20. 10 long then 10 short. A strong pelvic floor will help support the repair, I have been told by consultant and physio. Good luck!

     

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