Consultant refusine me surgery 2nd opinions anyone

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Has anyone gone for a second opinion and how did it go, my consultant is refusing me rectocele surgery saying i dont need it however i cant go to the toilet without laxatives and had a proctogram showing the rectocele has anyone tried to get a second opinion and was it successful

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    Yes. I've decided against surgery at the moment but she was willing to do it (in fact she wanted to do more than I was expecting!)

    Surgery isn't always the best option but you should be entitled to a second opinion.

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    Hi Christine, Maybe this consultant doesn't think your rectocele is 'bad enough' just at the moment? This operation isn't something you want to have done if you can manage a little bit longer. Having had this surgery done myself three years ago I would imagine that better results happen if the rectocele is at a later stage. With me, nothing was cut. My surgeon folded over the excess skin and made a tuck or pleat which then was neatly stitched. I would go back to your family doctor if you want another opinion and discuss the first consultants findings and ask for another referral letter to see someone else. Lots of luck. LadyPink

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    Have you considered a pessary to eliviate your symptoms? Can you actually see your rectocele? I wouldn't have the surgery if I hadn't really needed it but get a second opinion or ask for alternatives to surgery.

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      I was never allowed to speak to my consultant and i only saw him once to tell me he was referring me for a second opinion and that was it no alternatives to surgery or anything no advice given i was just left on my own with it all
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    Hi Christine, I had a failed anterior repair in may last year and I went for a second opinion in august and was told I needed another if I wanted. We have to do tyour research and see the best one. Don't give up and its your right. Good luck hunx

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