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Genitourinary Prolapse

Also known as Prolapse - Genitourinary

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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 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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  • When to start kegel exercises?

    I had a posterior repair of rectocele and slight perineum rebuilding. When do you start on kegels? Manual that is... i have an apex i plan to use around 8 weeks...

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  • Aching in left side of my bum cheek

    I’m 26 days  Postop  after Posterior  repair , and really not sure how I’m supposed to be feeling, went for a walk today as I have got  dull ache  down my left side going into leg , thought it was from resting to much , not sure what to do for the best , any  advice  😳

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  • Bladder prolapse (mesh)

    Has anyone had a vaginal mesh to repair a bladder prolapse.  Mine was fitted in 2014 and now causing me real problems.  In the New Year I have to see a specialist in Harley Street - not sure what can be done, the removal terrifies me. Has anyone had a mesh removed   

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  • 8 months after anterior and posterior repair still achey/gassy

    Hi, i`m 8 months down the line for a grade2 cystocele, and a very mild rectocele, i also had my perinuem rebuilt. I`m 8 months down the line and i`ve started have a few mild aches again, to be honest i`m not sue if i ever had a point where i didn`t have something still feel a little sore. But what i`m...

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  • Husband being really insensitive about operation!

    Hello ladies I'm new to the group and have an op next week for prolapse and possible hysterectomy- I'm 45 but had 2 fair sized babies hence the prolapse. Just wondered if anyone else's husbands/partners were complete idiots before their op and expected them to be ok straight after and not...

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  • 26 yrs old and a rectocele repair yesterday

    Hi, its a crazy feeling to be posting on here as this forum has been a source of inspiration and info for me for over 2 years as i tried to make a the most informed decision possible on what type of surgery to do if any. Im a mom of 2. Having my first baby at age 20 and noticing a urethral prolapse...

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  • Travel after prolapse surgery?

    Hi ladies My daughter has a sports event 8days after my prolapse op -and possibly hysterectomy (this Thursday!!) however it's 1.5hours drive away and then it's about 3hours sitting round. Anyone had issues with travelling and sitting round for this long the week after op?? Or should I be ok?...

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  • Driving after rectocele repair

    I just wondered how long people waited before driving after having a rectocele repair?  I am 4 and a half weeks post op. I haven’t driven yet. I’ve got two kids so I help around the house. I’ve walked around abit at the garden centre etc. I must say the smallest bit of walking exhausts me and I...

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  • Sacrospinous Fixation

    Hi ladies, I'm now 7 weeks post op, can anyone give my any idea what I can do and what I cannot? I'm still not doing any housework (like hoovering, ironing etc) but I am managing to cook our evening meal, altho it's mainly in a slow cooker or on the hob, I've not put anything heavy in...

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  • 14 Days Post Op - Doing Well

    I know it's early days but I feel so much better than I thought I would at this stage. I have to keep reminding myself not to do things as I'm tempted to do so much more (I won't!)  Pottering about at home, light dusting etc. Getting the occasional twinge in my pelvis to remind me but...

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  • Swelling/discomfort

    After some advice opinions please. I’m two weeks post op rectocele, cystocele and perineoplasty. I was doing really well but the past couple of days feel “full” and uncomfortable. If yo for more than ten mi it’s it takes toll the next day to feel ‘normal’ again. Today I had a peep and my perineal sutures...

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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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  • Recovery from Enterocele/rectocele/bladder sling repair surgery

    Hi, I am 79  years old. Last February I had a vaginal hysterectomy and Cystocele repair. Two weeks ago I had surgery for a sling bladder suspension for incontinence also an enterocele and rectocele repair. The first week I just got up for my meals and then went back to bed, last week I stayed up...

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  • Love life after surgery for the older woman

    Hi. I'm 69 now. I had hysterectomy and removal of ovaries plus bladder repair aged 36. I was on hrt until aged 62. I had anterior cystocele repair on 25/717.I saw my urogynae surgeon for check up 2 weeks ago, and had loads of questions which she answered, BUT when I asked her about a love life...

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  • Anterior prolapse repair

    I have just had this procedure done on Wednesday 19th home and recovering well. I don't seem to be in much paid which is good but is this normal. The doctors said everything went well and have given me some estirol cream to use every day internally for 2 weeks because I was very dry. Minimal bleeding....

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  • rectocele repair surgery

    I am losing my mind thinking about this surgery, I will be having in 5 days. Maybe I shouldn't looked it up, on the internet and watched the videos. The doctor prescribe me a laxative and it did the complete opposite, I have never had problems with my bowels movement until I start taking the med....

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  • Recovery time for rectocele posteria repair with mesh?

    Hi, finding so much reassurance from this site, it is so good to know that we are all going through the same or similar things.  I was wondering if anyone has may ideas of the time for recovery. I was told by my consultant it would be 3-6 months to fully recover due to the extent of the weakness...

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  • Post sling surgery

    It will be 4 weeks after surgery on Nov. 18th. Last check up I was sent home with external catheters and not to use them more than 3 times a day. I have only used them 2 times and am not using them now. I was told that I was off restrictions, too. So I have been doing what ever I need to do. Yesterday,...

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  • Extremely tired post rectocele/cystocele repair

    Hello fellow ladies. I’m 8 days post op. All going ok but after consult yesterday - an hours drive away I slept for five hours! I feel tired anyway but I could just sleep for a week. Apart from yesterday I lay on my bed most of the time as more comfortable than sitting, much more comfortable. I don’t...

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  • Vaginal hysterectomy with anterior & posterior repair

    This recovery has been so much harder than I had anticipated. I am 3.5 weeks post-op and doing better. The first 2 weeks were brutal...in fact, the most pain i have ever felt.  I am still having to cath regularly (not every time but still daily.) I’m starting to get nervous about the long term with...

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  • Awful back pain 3.5 weeks post rectocele repair

    I just wondered if this was normal. I’ve always suffered with a bad back but since my surgery I’ve had no issues. The last few days I am in agony with lower back pain. No exaggeration, I don’t know what to do with my self. It’s a horrible throbbing ache right in the middle of my lower back. Paracetamol/ibuprofen...

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  • Upcoming cystocele and rectocele surgery

    Good evening. I am due to have surgery at the end of the month. From what I have read the first month is probably the most difficult. For those of you who have had surgery is there anything you would recommend that I can prepare for/purchase to male life more comfortable/practical in the first weeks....

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  • Post anterior/posterise repair period?

    Hi I am 4 days post op And I have finally passed bowels but I keep Getting the worst cramps all over my stomach and also Low down that feels very much like period pains and also bleeding more just like the afterwards part of childbirth smell/texture etc sorry to be graphic is this normal? 

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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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  • POST Anterior and posterior pelvic repair

    Hi everyone I had my repair operation Friday and came home Saturday,  Very lucky to have my mum looking after me and my 2 boys as I am a single parent. I am finding the pain quite bad currently taking 2x 30mg codine and paracetamol and ibuprofen I just started lactulose as I have not yet had a BM...

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  • On going ache

    Hi all I have had a posterior prolapse for about 4 years now with no symptoms. Last year had a TVAH due to fibroids and benign tumor. About five months ago prolapse became a problem. Also had a call back from hospital about hysterectomy needing a check up as there had been a mix up with sutures. Was...

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  • Horse riding after repair?

    I was hoping maybe there might be a fellow horse rider who can put my mind at rest.  Realistically will I get back to the normality I once had?  I have put my horse on full livery so not having to do any lifting etc to keep him but wonder if I'm being to hopeful in thinking I can get back...

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  • Getting out and about

    Hi lovely s, I’m only into my 7th day pre op and was wondering how long is it before you can get out for a walk ( 1 hour ) going stir crazy already, got what I call a bobble between bum and vagina will this go, had a look yesterday didn’t like what I saw , I’m trying to rest but I’m such a fidget 😳

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  • Orgasm After Prolapse Surgery

    I've had surgery for a posterior and anterior repair with perineoplasty on the 6th Feb (almost 3 weeks ago) and was told not to have sex until 6 weeks. I never really considered that no sex would mean no orgasms at all so I never asked about it, I was just thinking I wouldn't want intercourse...

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  • Tvt & rectocele 1 year on & constipation

    Hi all I’m hoping Matron is still reading these? One year on and pretty good except life ruled by bowel movements! Unless I’ve just been and after eating I feel tenderness in the perineal area as if being constipated puts pressure on the area. I can’t work out if it’s the constipation pushing on the...

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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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