I had a prolapsed cervix and bladder a year after my hysterectomy. It is now going on two years post surgery. I am still having stitches break thru at the top of my vagina where my cervix was removed. It hurts! I'm going to the Doctor Monday, but very scared. I have moved and this will be the first time seeing him. Do any of you know what I will have to look forward too? What might he do?View 1 Replies
I wondered if anyone has had issues with rectal bleeding a few years after major anorectal and abdominal surgery to repair a rectal prolapse.View 8 Replies
any help on pessaries?View 25 Replies
Well after a very painful first night (not actually caused by the op) I'm doing really well. Tummy is very sore probably due to the wind. Just managed my first bowel motion, didn't have constipation as such, my pelvic floor just wouldn't open up. It was a strange sensation, pooping when everything is hitched up where it's supposed to be, but really great too. Standing up and not having sagging bits between my legs is just fantastic, I'm over the moon. No pain at all from the anterior repair, I wouldn't know it's been done. Been tensing my pelvic floor and still no pain. I wish I'd had it done years ago.View 25 Replies
For a couple months now I've been feeling this pressure in my rectum. No blood but sometimes an itchy or uncomfortable sensation happens at my rectum. This all happened after a time of extreme stress if that matters. But last month I wasn't passing stool easily and it felt weird but when I had a bowel moment there was still a bit of pressure in my rectum! I didn't feel anything protruding from my anus...just like tissue pushing out when there was no more poop. Today as I sat on the toilet only a small amount of poop came out but it felt like there was more so I felt down there and it was like little lump on the outside of my rectum and tissue pushing through! I'm so scared I've never had hemorrhoids before I can't take this pressure/pushing out feeling on my anus!!View 2 Replies
Would I know if I've torn my stitches? My surgeon mentioned I wouldn't always know if I've done damage. But surely it would hurt if I popped a stitch?
I stupidly picked up my 3 year old without thinking, I'm 10 days post op and now paranoid I've done some damage, I've already had an infection which has popped one of the external stitches It didn't hurt when I picked her up but I know feel weird.
I've just been for a wee and looked down as I wiped and there's a long string of stitch (still attached inside) but dangling out? It's about 2 inches long!!
There's always been what looks like a little ball of skin, with a looped stitch going through it.... That's still there but this long one is new! Should I be worried?
I've been bleeding since the op, worse since Thursday but I think it's a period! Could this be why?
Evening all - just been to the loo and pretty sure that a stitch has come away - I'll be 4 weeks post op on thurs - does this seem too soon? Am also now really nippy down there which I haven't been for a good few days - need to wait until I have had my dinner before taking my painkillers - don't want a repeat of yesterday afternoon.View 15 Replies
I was constipated for 2-3 days and i started to have rectal prolapse for like a week and the first day i got it it hurted really bad that i couldn't really move a lot i would need to move very slowly i went to the hospital and the doctor said eat more fiber and drink plenty of water and when it falls back down just push it up so then i did. After a few days like right now it doesn't really hurt as much much it bleeds (not dark blood but like light blood) now when i push it back up gently it does go back up but when i move my finger it slides back down (btw i could move a lot faster now) my question is how will it heal itself?View 1 Replies
I'm a 19 year old male and I've suffered from constipation for as long as I can remember. I never really bothered to do anything about it because it never really affected me to a degree that I couldn't put up with it. Although, for a while now it's becoming an issue because every time I go to the bathroom I end up with a rectal prolapse which sometimes goes back in by itself, but sometimes I have to put it back myself. It's not painful, but I don't want this to be a problem for me anymore and I definitely don't want this problem getting worse.
I have read that surgery is used to fix the issue, but I was wondering if there were any non-surgery alternatives? Also, if I do have to have the surgery, would this prevent me from being able to receive anal sex in the future?
Has anyone had physical therapy for rectal prolapse? and if so did it help at all?View 6 Replies
I had sex with my husband and he penetrated me through my anus and after this caused a rectal prolapse for now 2 1/2 years.
What can be the best treatment or medicine for it to go back to its normal position?
Bare in mind its soft and enlarged towards the entrance of my vagina. Please kindly help me, its too much for me.
Have not yet started any medication but would inquire and answers to it is operation but some say there is medicine for it without operation.
If its there tell me the name and the dosage if applicable. This is from August 2012 to date.
I am 7 months post rectocele and vaginal vault operation all being absolutely fine but last week started with a brownish discharge which has got bloodier. Tonight there is noticeable blood, very brown not fresh blood, and I am sure that when I have just been for a pee that there were stitches down the loo. I have appointment with nurse on Monday anyway because of discharge but can stitches hang around for 7 months ?View 3 Replies
i am almost 7 weeks post op and yesterday and this morning I have noticed a few stitches on my pad.
Feel fine and recovery going well (considering) so am I right in assuming these are a sign that things are healing? And is this the usual time you would start to see the stitches come away?
I'm 30 years old and have 6 children, this operation is taking over my life !! I'm starting to get really depressed and switching off to everyone, I've been really repressed a few years ago when with my X as we have 4 children together, before this opp my life was perfect, I'm getting married next year, found my perfect man and got 2 kids together now (6 in our eyes) and now everything seams to be falling apart because of me and Thai operation !!
They say don't lift anything more than a kettle full, but I'm in th real world and I'm sure unless your childless and don't work you can follow the rule exactly but I am struggling already and my help goes next week when I'm 5 weeks post opp, I do have help most days BUT not to be able to pick my 6 month old up is killing me.
I had my bladder repair just under 3 weeks ago and found these weeks to be a lot worse than when I had a repair 5 years ago. That was done with stitches,this has been a mesh repair. I think the shock of the op and being discharged too early,I think, has added to worry. I still feel smelly due to discharge or blood and worry when I open my bowels ( never been constipated before!) Felt really low and tearful this time as well. BUT...I have felt much better for the last 2 days and feel more positive...I feel for everyone on here. We really should be given more info when we leave hospital...View 38 Replies
I have an upcoming anterior repair booked for April. I have recently realised I will have to have at least 6 weeks off to heal. My job is a sales assistsant in a ladies boutique. My husband is off with me for the first 2 weeks.My question is what can I do after this time. Will i be able to walk around, walk upstairs, make a cuppa, or even go for a run in the car (not driving i know) I understand how recovery is the key to this surgery being a success and I certainly dont want it to fail.My husband is brilliant at home so i have no worries about him doing the chores at home while i rest up. Any other advice would be wonderful from you ladies who have been through it. Positive stories welcome lol. I have a wonderful surgeon who i completely feel will do a fantastic job.View 42 Replies
I'm 6 weeks 1 day into my recovery a&p repair & a hoist up of the womb.. can't remember the medical word for that. All guidance says sex is ok from 6 weeks, what a joke. I am still so swollen and sore that is the last thing on my mind! This may be tmi but my vjj is unrecognisable in a bad way, it is so lumpy and bumpy and oh so sore. They do not seem to have taken much time or consideration into the aesthetics when stitching me back up. It just looks like a mess down there I am hoping things improve.....
I have rectal & vagina vault prolapse - Rectocele & Cystocele( lower 1/3rd) and sex is quite painful and difficult. I have 3 choices at the moment ;
1/ do nothing until the prolapse gets much worst but this means having uncomfortable & sometimes painful sex ..I am coping with bladder & bowel problems with kegal exercises but hate the look and feeling of it down there.
2nd... try a pressery? If I pressary works my Gyna would preform a much simple perinuem repair to fix the tight skin problem. This still involves stiches so I wonder if pressary is the way to go and I have heard that can affect sex too? or have the surgery. I had huge cuts to deliver my first child as she was stuck in my birth channel and then they figure I didn't had the width to deliver here???!!!. So many stiches and at least 2 further opreations to try and correct the terrible job the first surgeon had done on me. I have literally a thin area of skin in my perinium that is only about a 1 cm wide which is treched so tightly it hurts when touched. Sex has been uncomfortable for the past 30 years and several positions are out of the question. As I have grown older 58 now and the symptoms of menopause have raised their ugly heads. This area has lost its elasticity and has become hard and very taut.
3/ Do the surgery for the rectocelle & cystocele .. I really worry especially after reading this forum that it won't fix the problem and could make it heaps worst.
Does anyone have any stats on % of successful operations? This site is full of bad experiences.