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Is it better to be repaired now or wait? Is it better to be repaired now or wait?

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Unread 01-09-2005, 08:09 AM
Is it better to be repaired now or wait?

The stories and information on this website have been a great help to me. My question is as follows:
I'm a 68 year old woman with a prolapsed uterus, rectocele and cystocele. SO, should I have a hysterectomy and hoisting up of the rectum and bladder now while I'm in good health or wait until it gets worse? My gynocologist is not pushing me to have it done (he said they're about a grade 2 (with 4 being the worst); he told me to have it done only if I'm uncomfortable. It's just the thought of surgery at an older age which worries me. After reading your helpful stories, my inclination is to wait. But, I just don't know. I welcome any pros and cons from anyone who has been in my situation.
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Unread 01-09-2005, 09:34 AM
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HI and to Hystersisters

I have not had any personal experience with prolapse, but wanted to share some articles about it from our resources.

Hopefull someone with some experience on prolapse will come along to help you.
Unread 01-09-2005, 01:35 PM
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I think your question is a good one. Are the cystocele and rectocele bothering you? What is the likelyhood that they would get worse with or without the hysterectomy? What is the likelyhood that your prolaspse will advance at this point? If it is stable and not bothering you, what would the advantage of surgery be? You may need more than one opinion here. I have found that working with someone who specializes in/and likes working with older women is helpful.

I had a rectocele repair in my early 40's done without a hysterectomy. My results were only so-so. I was told at that time that I had a small cystocele. I am not aware of it.
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Unread 01-10-2005, 07:03 PM
Is it better to be repaired now or wait?

Dear mscongeniality:

Welcome to HysterSisters Here is another new member who may have some things in common with you:

Get smart about your symptoms and your options, and make the best choice for YOU. I am sending huge cyberhugs
Unread 02-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Is it better to be repaired now or wait?

I just wanted to update this thread with mscongeniality's last post on 2/09/05, which can be found here:

and says << Many thanks to twysmilng, troubled tabby and especially to pearle who have helped me make my decision. I have decided to delay my surgery because as the saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." You cannot imagine how extremely important the Hyster Sister web site has been to me. To all who have visited, asked questions, been helped, you're in my prayers. To the people who have set up the web site, you're wonderful! >>


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