Rectocele how many repairs can someone have

Posted , 4 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Hi i am new to this site. I have had 3 rectocele repairs over 6 years

Unfortunately i have another.

I am a fix it person can they repair again.

0 likes, 18 replies

Report

18 Replies

  • Posted

    Hello eddie. I would think after 3 rectocele repairs it's unlikely because it sounds as though your pelvic floor is just too weak to repair. Were your previous operations performed by a Urogynaecologist as apposed to a gynaecologist? 

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi matron.

      They were done by a gynaecologist.

      What other choices do i have. At the moment having a BM is like giving birth i have to move it into position

      Report
    • Posted

      I presume you are in the UK. It is more usual now for a Urogynaecologist to perform prolapse surgery. That is a gynaecologist with an extra qualification that takes at least 2 years (usually more) to gain and it's intensive training. If I were you I'd do some research and look for Urogynaecologists in your area or health trust, see if there are any reviews and if he/she works in private practice. Private hospitals usually have a good write up about their consultants so you'll hopefully see how experienced they are. You'll then be able to find which NHS hospital they practice at. A lot if Urogynaecologists now have specialised physiotherapists and nurse consultants working in their team who can support and give advice. There are new methods of repairing prolapses in the pipe line so ask to see a Urogynaecologist and they will be able to tell you your options. It could be that he/she can undertake another repair. If you're finding it difficult to find a Urogynaecologist in your area, send me a personal message and I'll help if I can x

      Report
    • Posted

      Hi matron

      I am actually in Tasmania Australia.

      I have done some research for urogynacolofists in tasmania.

      I have a GP appointment next week

      Report
    • Posted

      Good because you shouldn't have to suffer like that. Keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

      Report
  • Posted

    Did u get mesh band
    Report
    • Posted

      Hi dianelou.

      i think i have had mesh . I am really bad and  dont take particular notice

      its my 3rd time so no doubt i would have had it.

      Report
    • Posted

      In the UK only a select number of Urogynaecologists are allowed to use mesh in prolapse surgery and a gynaecologist wouldn't be allowed under NHS guidelines , I'm not sure how it works in Australia.

      Report
    • Posted

      Sorry just trying to get help but to no avail, cause none of my question s are being answered
      Report
    • Posted

      I don't understand what a medicine smell is, if I did I'd probably be able to help but obviously your GP knows what you mean and you're having a urine test.

      Report
    • Posted

      I have had 3 so i am not sure which ones they used. i had mesh twice and the third time he told me he was using something stronger yeah right!!! 
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up