anterior repair following posterior repair

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I have my posterior repair and perimeum repair nearly 5 weeks ago. My rectocele was quite bad and had given me problems for a number of years. However, I'm almost certain that following the birth of my first child nearly 24 years ago I developed a cyctocele prior to the rectocele which came following the birth of my second child. The rectocele has always been far worse than the cyctocele and when I finally got round to seeing about it the surgeon didn't think the cyctocele needed repairing. Now that I've had the posterior repair will be mean the cyctocele will get worse - it's almost like the posterior wall bulge was holding the other back.Hope all that makes sense!

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    can i ask you did your rectocele give you kow back ache along with the bladder prolapse... pain in pelvis? i think the pain is horrific.. glad your on the mend now x
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    Just to clarify gwen are you concerned that you will still have the cyctocele?
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      Hi Matron, as you've probably read in my previous post's, I'm doing really well post op and hope the consultant will be pleased with the result of the operation be performed when I see him on the 2nd of December. Because I'd had a buldge in my vagina for so long I've forgotten what a "normal" vagina looks like! I've been having a look down there and I'm not sure if what I can see is the cyctocle or just normal vaginal skin.
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      You may have some swelling in that area as a result of the repair. That often takes a while to reduce but you're absolutely right when you've had a "lump" for a long time you forget what's normal. I hope you've been getting plenty of rest as well.
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      I'm sure all will be ok just need to remind myseld that I've had an op! I feel so fortuante not to have had the pain etc that other ladies have had. Mr Allman who did the op is a really nice man and I won't have any problems discussing any concerns I might have with him.
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