Cystocele repair any on have one last more than 20 years with no further symptoms?

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I had a successful rectocele and perineum repair in January this year.  my surgeon doesn't like to repair all prolapses at once especially as I'm 34 she didn't want to over tighten .

i have a cystocele that is mild but very uncomfortable . I want it repairing but I read a lot that these repairs don't last and stil leave a bulge. Anyone had a long lasting repair and no bulge or any further issues ? 

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    I'm 11 weeks post op bladder prolapse, had a new mesh put in dr. Said will last forever I'm 60 now so thatz good with me

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      Has it resolved the symptoms and completely lifted your bulge ? 

      My surgeon doesn't seem to like mesh. I will probably plan on getting the repair in 12 months when timing is better for me . I'm only 34 so worry about it lasting 

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      Yes, om going on 3 mos,Started on estrogen cream I was just checked last week And he is absolutely very happy with the procedure There is nothing wrong with this new mesh My hospital bill was $94,000 I told him to do the best one that he can because I never wanted this to happen again He said this will never happen again it'll still be there when I'm dead and gone So I'm good with that

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      What country are you? Surgeons have to have had specific training to use mesh and a register is kept in the U.K. of all patients who've had it. Some Surgeons don't want to admit they aren't trained to use it so rather than admit that they just say they don't like it. Any Urogynaecologist should be registered to use mesh. But not all Gynaecologists will be. That's also why you should only let a Urogynaecologist do pelvic floor surgery.

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      I'm in the uk my surgeon is a urogynecologist .she seems against mesh . She uses it for tvt and tot which ever one it is not sure. But not for a full vaginal wall repair 

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    I was to have anterior & posterior done at same time 11mths ago but Surgeons last quick visit on our way to theatre & he announced only going to do anterior as he didn't want "to make me too tight"! I was quite taken back. Had to just agree to that as no time to google & work out the percentage that that happens to. But I'm madly disappointed since waking up & starting to process the fact I've now gotta do it all again. I had mesh support and it's sposed to last a very long time. I have no fears over having mesh as the probs of dodgy mesh are long gone & sorted I think. I did have stress incontinence prior and prolapses. I'm not actually sure if anterior prolapse always also causes stress incontinence?

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      when are you planning on your second repair ? I too am disappointed in only having one repaired at once as my surgeon said the same only I had the posterior repair. Was the mesh put all along your anterior wall or just to stop stress incontinance like a tvt? 

      Has your bulge and symptoms gone now ? Do you feel ok ? 

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      Hi. The mesh was put as a sling mid way up urethra (outside of it) to solve stress incontinence. Mine was called a TOP using mesh, so probably same as what a TVT is. Then he repaired anterior vag wall with sutures. My stress incontinence is pretty well gone. I can sneeze big and just stand there ordinary while doing one!! And all the other normal things that. Aided leakage don't anymore. At my 7wk check he said it was all healed. But I'm not convinced. Because I still have posterior prolapse maybe I'm not sure which bit up there is which. I want to go back in a few wks and get him to assess it all again as will be 1yr since anterior repair. Can get an appointment here pretty soon in NZ if you are having medical insurance pay full private care. I'm not sure when I will now consent to posterior repair. It's the nastier one of the two going by the threads on here!

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      I didn't find the posterior repair that bad. The key thing is to prep your bowel before surgery . I took. Movicol sachets once a day 3 days prior to my op. To keep things soft . I managed my pain with codeine first few days then just paracetamol after that with ibuprofen to keep swelling at bay. 

      My first bowel movement was uncomfortable but I didn't strain. Perineum repair was tender and sore to sit for a while. But honestly it wasn't that bad at all x

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    I had a rectocele repair a year ago and had a very good recovery. The surgeon used porcine mesh. I developed a cyctocele after the birth of my first child nearly 25 years ago but after the birth of a very heavy second child I developed a rectocele which was causing far more problems than the cyctocele - every time I needed to open by bowel I had to push the back wall of my vagina to help.My surgeon must have thought the cyctocele wasn't severe enough then but for the last few weeks I've been feeling quite uncomfortable in that area especially when sitting. I'm wondering if it's time to go back to the Doctor.I have the added problem of having had some post menopausal bleeding investigated. The first biopsy using a pipelle was a bit uncomfortable, the follow up one after hormone treatment 2 weeks ago hurt much more and now they need to do another one using a hyteroscope! I'm dreading it but worry that the discomfort I'm getting it not due to the cystocele but something else!

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