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A&P Explained

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A&P repair explainedWhat does A&P stand for ?


“A&P” stands for anterior and posterior, or front and back. Surgical repair is sometimes required when there are weaknesses in the vaginal walls that cause bulges into the vaginal canal. A weakness in the anterior (front) wall is known as cystocele, and a weakness in the posterior (back) wall is called a rectocele. Some cystoceles and rectoceles are small and do not require treatment. In some cases, though, surgical repair is necessary. If repairs of both the anterior and posterior vaginal walls are performed at the same time, this is called A&P, or anterior and posterior repair.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

08-21-2011 - 09:54 PM


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