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Unread 04-01-2011, 09:20 PM
Question - Bladder and vaginal prolapse with anal sphincter repair Bladder and vaginal prolapse with anal sphincter repair


I am new to the site. Looking for information on my possibilities and what to expect from surgery. New Year's resolution to exercise and get in shape got me the prolapse. Exams by doctors found the anal sphincter problems. Apparently, my first two vaginal births caused some serious damage that has only gotten worse over the last 5 years. Had a 3rd child by C-section and then a hysterectomy 4 months later. Thought that would be my last surgery. 5 previous surgeries for Endo, cysts, adhesions.

So I am looking for information from anyone who has had the rectal sphincter repair. Would like to hear if it was worth it and hear some long term results. Didn't know I had the problem so not sure I want to go through the surgery. Yes, I have bowel issues but I have had them all my life. Going to go to a nutritionist to get my diet fixed. I know I have some food issues that irritate the bowel issues. Already cut out cow's milk as it causes too many problems.

Also going to try a pessary for the bladder/vaginal prolapse to get me through vacation before surgery. Anyone have some long term pessary use to let me know if they do or do not like it. Is it better than surgery?

I have young children and have done a lot of heavy lifting that has been part of the cause to all this as well as now they say I might have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Going to see a specialist to confirm that.

Any stories on positive results or negative would be helpful on making this decision. Like to hear from some recent surgeries for what the surgery is like now and from some older surgeries for how it is holding up years later.

Thanks so much for any replies!
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Unread 04-01-2011, 09:20 PM

Welcome to HysterSisters!

Since your hysterectomy was a while ago, you might find helpful information in the links below for your post-op hysterectomy needs.

Find help with menopausal symptoms with or without hormone therapy in the Hormone Jungle.

If you have concerns about your bladder, Pelvic Floor and Bladder Issues may be of help to you.

The HysterSIsters has a place to discuss and gather support for Sexual Dysfunction post-op hysterectomy.

For other long term complication support needs of a hysterectomy, check out the Road Less Traveled forum.

Hysteritaville Fitness forums have support and clubs to help you get back in shape, encourage you to exercise and eat right!

For more information about managing your journey around the site, visit New Here. General answers to basic questions about the site can be found in our FAQ. Please [click here] and fill out your Member Survey. It is fast and easy and will help others to be able to provide support for your hysterectomy needs. (And you will get your first member badge!)

We hope you will find HysterSisters to be helpful to your post-op hysterectomy needs!

Again, welcome to HysterSisters!

P.S. This is our "Introduce Yourself" forum and its purpose is to point you in the proper direction for the best support for your needs. Only staff can reply here for the purpose of helping you find your way around the website. Support by our members is offered in our support forums (links in this reply above) where you can ask your specific questions and receive replies from our members. We look forward to seeing you on the support boards of this site!
Unread 04-02-2011, 04:28 AM
Re: Bladder and vaginal prolapse with anal sphincter repair

I’m sorry you’re having problems that bring you here but am very glad you’ve joined and hope you’ll benefit from the wealth of information and support.

Princess Ruby has linked several areas above, including our Pelvic Floor & Bladder Issues forum. Please don’t hesitate to start a new thread there with your concerns (just as you did here) so others can share their experiences.

Sending all good wishes and positive thoughts!


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