Rectocele repair and sacroscopinous fixation pre op on fri

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Going for my pre op on Friday have a few questions maybe someone can answer on here as dont want to bombard nurses lol.

Im 43 and have been sterilised years ago im having rectocele repair and sacroscopinous fixation.

Im currently on the mini pill for really bad periods n pmt. I have also suffered with pco when i was younger. I was wondering if they would do a hysterectomy whilst im having repairs done.

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    You can always ask, but they do say that having a hysterectomy puts up the risk of having a prolapse,as the uterus helps to hold up the tissues.
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    Leanne please don't rush into a hysterectomy. It's not for me to tell you what to do, we are all different but this is something you need proper medical advice on.

    I had a hysterectomy at the same time as my anterior repair due to pelvic aches & pains. No one told me it would make me a higher risk of further prolapse. Nearly 3 years later & I need a rectoenterocele repair & the anterior repair doing again. I also still have the pelvic aches & pains which I now think must be bowel pains. I just wish someone had explained it to me then.

    Make sure that a hysterectomy is really necessary before you have it done. Don't worry about asking them lots of questions, it's better to ask too many than not enough! I'm not sure the pre-op team would be able to say if you could do this as you would need to speak to your surgeon. Whatever you decide to do I hope it goes well for you.

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    Hi Leanne, would have to agree with the others. A hysterectomy increases the chances of further prolapses. Take a list of questions with you to your Pre-op in case you forget anything and ask away. You are young to have a hysterectomy - I was 40 - and you need to know all the facts and long term effects. Hope all goes well for you x
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    I don't think it's warranted just because you need another surgery down there. Hysterectomy often comes with a raft of problems that are worse than the reason for removing it. I would only have mine out if there was no other option because of cancer. There have been loads of girls regretting having it on here. Some are left forever worse than why they opted to remove it. You should bombard them with all your questions. Write them down before you go so that you don't forget any. If your Surgeon thought hysterectomy was very necessary he would have discussed that at your consult.

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