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Unread 06-10-2004, 01:53 PM
enterocele

Would like to hear some replys on enterocele surgery. Had a
hyst 3 years ago have had a lot of pain since, have had adhesion
surgery twice, and still have pain and pressure. Finally diagnosed
with enterocele. Plan surgery in 2 weeks. But I am concerned
about repeat surgery's , I've heard that prolapse is common over
and over. I also wounder how long for recovery. I am a dental
assistant and am on my feet alot. They told me about 2 weeks
out of work, but I have had so much trouble I am afraid that is
too soon. I am on State Merit ins. Bl Cross Bl Sheild this dr
is not in my network, it is probably going to cost alot,he specializes in pelvic floor problems and I can't afford to have
more surgeries. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks SLT
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  #2  
Unread 06-10-2004, 01:56 PM
enterocele

I wish I could help you. I had an enterocele repair with my hysterectomy. I wasn't even aware I had a problem. I am sorry you are having to go thru this. Hope you can get some answers from the other ladies. Best wishes and good luck.

Ann
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Unread 06-10-2004, 02:30 PM
enterocele

Thanks for your reply, just wondering if you are ok now.
Did the surgery fix the problem? I am just concerned it will
come back. Thanks SLT
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Unread 06-10-2004, 08:01 PM
enterocele

Hi ((((slt)))) I'm so sorry you've been having so many problems since your hyst

I had my hyst, a TVH, over 3 years ago. It also included posterior repairs for a stage 3 rectocele. Since I was also recovering from the hyst at the time, it's hard to tell what part of recovery was due to the repairs and what part was due to the hyst. However, I do know that I had extra lifting and straining restrictions after my hyst, and that they were directly connected to the repairs part of the surgery. That's because, as you mentionned, once you've had a prolapse, you are vulnerable to additional prolapses. However, here I am 3 years later, and the repairs are holding

If you are not quite ready for yet another surgery, ask your doctor for a referal to a Pelvic Therapy therapist. They specialize in biofeedback therapy that involves inserting a probe in the vagina. The probe is connected to a computer and impulses are sent to the pelvic muscles to sthrengthten them. Some women have also had a rectal probe perform much of the same work. While, in your case, this therapy may not be indicated to correct an already existing prolapse, my therapist told me that if I'd come to her once I had the "nothing in the vagina" restriction lifted, I would have avoided the stress incontinence problems I'm now dealing with.

Sending lots of s your way. Hopefully, this will be the last bump of the road, and you'll soon be on the road to recovery
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Unread 06-11-2004, 02:33 AM
enterocele

I have been informed that the recovery time is the same for a hyst and for repairs. My first op was for repairs only and yes, it did happen again. 6 weeks ago I had repairs and a hyst...at least one potential candidate has been removed. The surgeon said there is a 25% chance of it happening again even tho I have healed very well. Dont know if that is beause of my age - 51 - or it being second time round.

I have been told to do pelvic floor exercises for life as this will help. I am really going to try to do that thsi time.
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