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Unread 12-28-2004, 07:27 AM
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to all my sisters who replied...I have called my PCP and I am waiting for a call back.
I just can't believe that now there is something else I have to deal with.
I pray to God that I never have to go through that again and I praythat no other person has to live through was just plain painful and awful. It took an hour 1/2 to get that done. I had no idea is was herniated in my vagina, I just felt the bulge inthe perianal area and then my finger slipped up and I felt somthing like was coming out of my vagina and when I put my finger up there while I was relaxed, I could feel it, but like I said, it was so hard, that pushing there was doing no good, I was actually scared that I would harm my vagina at that time.

Again, thanks to all who replied...its been a while since I have posted a problem and it is good to know that you are all there for me
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Unread 12-28-2004, 10:36 AM
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I hope your doctor calls you back soon. I am sorry that you have yet another problem to deal with. Sometimes it does seem just when we get to a resting point, something else pops up. I'm sending many s and will say a er that it is nothing serious.
Unread 12-28-2004, 01:41 PM
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Oh, geez, Marian! This has to have been a horrible experience! And, to think - - one more thing to deal with! I've not had issues with this, thank God, but I read about it all the time on this forum. Educate me here . . . is the rectocele where the bowel is herniated into the vagina? What is the enterocele? Is there anything one can do to prevent this or does it just come down to a run of bad luck? Hugs, Marian! Let us know what the doctor says.
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Unread 12-28-2004, 04:55 PM
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Yeah Panda, I know...seems like it never ends for me. The doc said just like I thought, for now, just start taking some fiber tablets increase my water intake and try and walk everyday.
The rectocele is when the rectum herniates in the vagina and enterocele is when the bowel herniates into the vagina..I am not sure which one I have, all I know is it is in there...LOL
Weak muscles and weak vaginal wall is what causes I said, I have probably had it a while but my stools were always very loose since gallbladder was out, but since I started on the morphine they have gotten more formed, hence my problem now.
I am guessing mine is rectum since it also bulges in my perianal area also, feels like I am sitting on a ball when it happened and i tried to sit down and type yesterday.
Unread 12-28-2004, 07:28 PM
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I have both. With the rectocele it bulges from the back wall. From the enterocele it bulges from the upper vagina. I feel like I have so much fullness in my vagina. It sure makes intercourse uncomfortable. I am opting for surgery if my dr. gives me the choice. I had to call the hospital where I had the defecogram done twice today, before the results were finally faxed to my gyn today. He was out by then, but will see the results first thing in the morning.
I have also had many complications since my hyst. I had a open incision for 10 weeks, hematoma,sernoma, bowel impaction, GB out at 4 months post op, now this. No wonder I went through a bout of depression.I am feeling better now, since I am finally getting answers about this problem.
Hang in there, it is treatable!!!
I just know things will get better for both of us.

Unread 12-29-2004, 07:44 AM
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Good grief! Well, the water will help. Also, I think it was Dany who mentioned the part about making sure the water is not cold, but room temperature. This is really important. With the extent of my adhesions I cannot afford to get constipated and it sounds like it might be a similar situation for several of you. I drink 32 ounces of water before I ever leave for work in the morning. It took some getting used to but now it's just a habit. Then, before the day is over I make sure I consume at least 70 additional ounces. I also take two fiber caplets in the morning and I take this stuff called Kristoloce which is a lactulose substance that helps the colon maintain water, which keeps the stool looser but still firm. I know - TMI. But, we ladies have to share what works, right? If I ever do go more than two days without having a BM, I drink this herbal tea that acts as a natural laxative and that usually takes care of it. Hopefully, if you can just keep everything moving you can hold off more surgery for as long as possible. You might talk to your doctor about the lactulose, though. That has done wonders for me. Also, I wonder if kegel exercises would help strenghten the vaginal wall once you know you have one of these conditions?
Unread 12-29-2004, 08:44 AM
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See Panda,

I have the adhesion problem too.....last surgery,t hey were twisting my bowel and my doc said they probably are now too, so constipation is not something I like too much either, I wil surely get that darned bowel obstruction sooner. What fiber tablets do you take and whatis the name of the herbal tea?
So far, I went yesterday and today, still firm, I would like them to be a little more on the soft side.
I am going to mention this all to my pain doc when i see her for the first time and see if maybe oxycontin would not get me as constipated as MS Contin does, since percocet never constipates me. Something to ask anyway. The only thing I would hate about that, is that my body would have to go through the adjustment period all over again when the narcs no longer give me a euphoric effect so i can drive when I need to and stay awake during hte day. it took about 2 weeks with the me now, I don't feel a thing, just like taking an aspirin. Lord knows I wish I could take some motrin or something...but I have all NSAIDs on my allergy list...I have had severe gastritis and I had both legs swell the last time I took it...I took it alot for years because of a bad back and my doc told me that I can no longer take it because it causes fluid to stay and that will cause heart problems.
Anyway, ify ou could let me know the name of those things, I would appreciate it
Thanks to everyone who answered has been so long since I posted a problem, I almost hated to do
Unread 12-29-2004, 10:28 PM
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I just want to send you a and let you know that you are in my prays.

Unread 12-30-2004, 07:06 AM
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Thank you so much Kim, I truly appreciate it
Unread 12-30-2004, 07:01 PM
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(((Marian)))) Just wanted to send some more s your way. Please, do talk to your doctor about the pain meds you're on: I have IBS, and just about every med will result in constipation for me Since I have arthritic pain, that can be a toss up between dealing with the pain or with the constipation... deciding which one is worse at that particular time Like you, I am also very sensitive to meds and it will often take 2 weeks or more before I can live a normal life after starting a new med

One thing that really helps with preventing constipation is walking: right after my hyst, I would walk until I just had to sit down and let nature take it's course.

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