Cystocele repair

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whos had a successful cystocele repair ? How long has it lasted ? Did it completely relieve you of the bulge and symptoms ? 

I just been on a camping trip with my family and yet agai another holiday ruined because of my cystocele symptoms . I want a repair done but I fear failure x

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    Hi .....I had cystocele and rectocele repair (with hysterectomy and vaginal repair). 

    10 months ago and every single symptom I'd had over 3 years has gone !   No more bladder infections (forever) no more thrush, no more pelvic pain (awful and made me miserable), no more lower back more having to wee every 30 mins to relieve the bulge.  

    Go for It!         Make sure you get a urogynacologist......not just a gynaecologist.

    theres a few more years training in it.  


    Hope this helps.      I was petrified of the op believe me .....but am over the moon now. 


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      Thank you for this . I've had a successful posterior repair and I have mild cystocele although mild it's very symptomatic .

      Was yours repaired with just stitches ?

      I can't bend forward enjoying family days out without

      discomfort . I just been

      camping and my symptoms

      terrible . Has it removed all bulges ? X

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      It was all stitches yes.   

      All bulges have been removed....bladder back in place etc.  

      to go a step further, I feel like a 12 year old 'down there' feels so normal now and not one bulge showing anymore.    Mine was really bad before my op.    

      hope this helps. 😊   I also opted for a spinal anesthesia which was great.  

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      I had my op done by a urogynae named Dr Shukla at Northampton Hospital in England.    She also works in private hospitals as well.    So far I am very pleased with my op.    I don't even think about it now because it feels 'so right'.    It is lovely to be free of the lower pelvic pain that I had constantly and the dry feeling with that awful bulge, and constant bladder infections.    

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      Hello carole62889

      I am having similar symptoms, and realise surgery is unavoidable.  I am wondering if you were simply lucky enough to be referred to a good urogyne, or if you know about the possibility of being referred if out of area? 

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      My GP referred me to Dr Shukla.   I just prayed she would be good and put it into God's hands. 

      I've got no idea about getting referrals out of certain areas.   I don't know how it works.  

      My two cousins (one in Surrey and the other in Ireland) plus my sister in law in Kent have all had successful ops and we all had the same thing done.   They are 5 years, 11 years and 20 years with successful ops. 

      If you know specifically of a good urogynae, maybe you could ask your GP to be referred to him/her .......see what your doctor says and if it can be done.   


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