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Genitourinary Prolapse

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    Useful Resources

    Below are various resources for Genitourinary Prolapse. If you have any further suggestions send me a Private Message with details rather than replying here. Patient leaflet https://patient.info/health/genitourinary-prolapse-leaflet Pelvic floor exercise leaflet https://patient.info/health/pelvic-floor-exercises...

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  • Rectocele recovery

    Hi, I had a rectocele repair  only 16 days ago and wondered if people could share how I should feel by now. I have four kids and am on my feet a lot probably more than I should be. I am taking movicol and that works as well as pretending to blow bubbles to get my bowl moving - all works. I am worried...

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  • Can a pessary help a rectocele

    I had a pessary fitted two weeks ago and my pressure sysptoms on my rectum ( grade 2 ) seem a little easier this last few days. It’s still very uncomfortable sitting but not as severe as previously. I realise things move around inside us but dare I hope that things could improve!,  

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  • Rectocele symptoms

    I'm interested in hearing what sort of symptoms others have regarding a rectocele. I am experiencing really bad pressure in my rectum and it is so uncomfortable to sit.  I have also a cystocele and was recently fitted with a pessary but it hasn’t helped the discomfort for the rectocele. 

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  • taken over two years to diganose my rectocele!!!!

    I am writing this in a bid to help others who may have been suffering as I have! My story is long so I will keep it brief! I am a 41 year old woman who has endured a complex medical history over the last 20 years but in particular have suffered extensively with bladder symptoms - bladder pressure...

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  • Rectocele Symptoms, confused!

    Hi everyone,  Very new to this but reading forums like this has been a game changer for me, as I have had horrible experiences with doctors, that just do not listen at all.  They look at you, and give you a personal opinion, rather than a medical one.  I have recently discovered that...

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  • Getting back to normal

    I’m 36 years old with 2 children (2 yo and 3 months old).  I had surgery a little over 1 week ago (Feb 7) to repair a cystocele (stage 3), rectocele (stage 1), enterocele ligation, and perineoplasy.  I did not have any mesh used.  I have been recovering well but still taking ibuprofen...

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  • rectocele and cystocele surgery

    i had my surgery last week. overnight in hospital then home. i have not had any pain whatsoever and am due to go back to work on Wednesday from reading past posts i have been extremely lucky with my outcome. i have had some spotting but not excessive. thank you ladies for this forum you have answered...

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  • Operation tomorrow

    I have my operation tomorrow laparoscopic hysterectomy as womb and cervix have dropped putting pressure on rectum I’m hoping this op will help as I didn’t want any mesh..I have rectal pressure and aches and pains in bum cheeks it also interferes with bowel motions . I had a standing mri to confirm the...

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  • TVT repair - how long does it last?

    Hi everyone I'm wondering if there are ladies out there who have had a TVT (trans vaginal tape) repair for stress incontinence and who can tell me how long you remained dry for. I had the tape inserted (along with other things) on 17 November 2016 and have not looked back, it's fantastic. I...

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  • POP at 23, no pregnancies - HELP!

    Hi, apologies in advance for the long post, but hopefully you’ll understand once I get to the end ☹️!  At 21, I was diagnosed with a slight uterine prolapse after noticing ‘the bulge’ and tampons slowly making their way out. Went to see a consultant, who deemed me an ‘interesting case’ (never good)...

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  • Core workouts for post op

    Hi everyone. Im 12 weeks post op now (wow, time is flying by) for a rectocele repair and slight rebuilding of the perineum. Things are going well.. i have no issues using the bathroom and no pain during the day. Im wondering what are some good core exercise programs for women with prolapse or post...

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  • Anterior Repair and Air Travel

    I am due for anterior repair surgery with possible uterus removal in the next few weeks. I have a 3.5 hour flight booked 7 weeks post surgery. My Consultant is happy for me to travel as long as I wear support stockings for potential DVT. I had a posterior repair just over a year ago and was back at work...

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  • Two and a half years of hell

    Hi.  For two and a half years I’ve been in pain.  - going for a wee and not being able to start the wee, still needing to empty the bladder and not being able to, slow flow, immediate cut off flow. - painful sex, needing to wee in certain positions, the day after feeling like there is a swelling...

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  • Pulling after prolapse opp

    Hi everyone, just need a bit of clarification , I had my Anterior repair done 14 days ago and I am experiencing a pulling felling with pain if I walk to quickly or with a normal gate, has anyone else had this or should I consult my surgeon. Thanks

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  • Help making a decision

    Hello, I have been diagnosed with a rectocele.   I am going to have surgery to fix it. The doctor said my bladder may need tied up too, but she didn’t think so.  She will determine that when she gets in there. She said my uterus was intack. I told her I wanted my uterus out at the same time....

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  • Sacrohysteropexy

    I am nearly 5 weeks post op form a uterus prolapse and had a sacrohysteropexy procedure. The surgeon reassured me that the mesh used and how it was performed abdominally with laproscopic keyhole surgery there was no risk of erosion etc into the vagina. Has anyone out there had this procedure? It would...

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  • Uterus

    Can anyone tell me if the uterus helps to hold anything up?  I have a rectocele and possibly cystocele. I am thinking about having my uterus removed as well. Im not sure if I should or not. It is intact and I have already went through menopause. I would appreciate input on this. 😊

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  • Vaginal repair operation at 45

    Hi. I have a grade 1 posterior vaginal wall prolapse. I was referred by my GP to the hospital. I went through a Defecating Proctogram which was undignified, then months of physiotherapy. My physiotherapist advised me not to have the op unless I need it, that was her opinion until she saw it! She thought...

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  • I'm scared

    hi I'm from perth australia and got told by my gp that i had a double prolapse. i was then sent along to a gyney who confirmed the prolapses put me on vagifem and betmigà with physio to be operated on 6th feb . i work in an insurance brokers office and am sitting down most of the day thing...

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  • Feeling that 'pressure' feeling 😳

    Hi guys,  Ok, so I'm now 7.5 weeks post rectocele and perineum repair. Still getting that horrible ejected tampon feeling.... seems to be getting worse! 🙁 Doing PF exercises and taking ibuprofen still.... is it still normal for this many weeks? Xx

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  • Pelvic floor trainers

    Hi interested to know if anyone has used any pelvic floor trainers? ie kegel8. I think I read a post that someone had used a kegel8 and taken HRT and virtually reversed the prolapse!!! maybe the way to go. But they are not cheap!

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  • recovery time for perineorrhaphy?

    Hello ladies, it's been some time since I was last on here. Life seems to have got in the way. ​So having been through a rectocele repair last April - recovery good but new bulge in the perineum 3 weeks after surgery. Round and round to orologist, protogram, diagnosed paradoxical sucutaneous muscle...

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  • anterior repair

    2 weeks post op ..never been so tired and having a pulling sensation and cramping .. zero energy .. really thought I would feel a little stronger by now !!!

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  • Two weeks post op for Anterior & Posterior repair with Hysterpoxy

    Hi All, Hoping you can help. had surgery two weeks ago feeling ok still swollen but pain minimal however since Tues i have had a migraine every day! Is this normal? I also had a mirena coil fitted so wondering if this could be the issue but it's making me anxious and unsure of whether i need to...

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  • 2 days post laporoscopy and cystoscopy

    On Wednesday I had a laporoscopy and cystoscopy for investigations into stress incontinence and bladder muscle failure. The cystoscopy showed that internally my bladder is badly inflamed and I have bladder prolapse and stress incontinence, I've had bladder biopsies to see what's going on. The...

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  • Any positive prolapse surgery stories out there?

    Hello, Just wondering if anyone happens to read this who has a positive story about long term recovery from prolapse surgery? There are a lot of scary stories about surgery but I would love to hear from any one who is happy with their surgery and if possible what type of prolapses/procedures they had....

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