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Unread 04-08-2005, 03:40 PM

Thanks for the legs straight out tip...I will definitely try it! I developed a rectocele about three weeks or so after surgery. A HUGE disappointment but trying to live with it. I am in the process of losing 30 lbs (have lost almost 10!) and then doc and I will reassess whether I want surgery. I would like to avoid surgery but the rectocele is pretty large so who knows. Oh well. As long as I can "GO" I guess I'll live with it for now. Sometimes I think my whole rectum has collapsed and other times I don't even notice. I'm not giving up exercise, though.
Thanks for the tip!!! Let's all keep each other in our prayers. This is not fun to go through!
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Unread 04-08-2005, 11:49 PM
found a prolapse devastated!

That "obsessing over bodily functions" is one of the worst aftereffects of my hyst. Did anyone have a doctor who told her that having "the space" might be a problem? I, too, have found that lump described by Marian, at the bottom, and the protrusions inside, am religiously taking that "old-age home" concoction suggested by one of the sisters - prune juice, bran, and applesauce - eating cooked prunes and stuff with lots of fiber, and taking stool softeners. For the other function, I take cranberry pills and something called "Continence," and have gone on an acid and caffeine free diet. For my troubles, I've lost almost 25 pounds, which, aside from the loss of my fibroids and third red bodily function, is the only good thing I can report about the last half year. Sorry to vent.
Unread 04-09-2005, 12:14 AM
found a prolapse devastated!

I know this is a potentially stupid thought, but...................Why do we have bowel problems after more space is made? Men have never had a uterus or vagina, of, just what stops their bowels from travelling all over the place?

I should know the answer to that question, but I do not.

I guess I'm feeling kinda mad today......................had another rough potty session ...............I already eat all kinds of fruits and veggies....nothing hard ever comes out of me..........the legs straight out worked the other day, but not today. Wish pooping only happened once a week, or less!......................I'm happy every day, until my body tells me it's time to go to the bathroom. I should be praying for more important things than, "Please let things come out straight this time."

It's wonderful to be able to come here to people that understand. This is a topic I just can't discuss with anyone else, other than my doc.

Everything is just dandy now........until the next time ..............Deb
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Unread 04-09-2005, 01:54 AM
found a prolapse devastated!

Oh Deb
I know exactly what you are going through. I had the posterior repairs over 2 months ago now and am still dealing with bowel problems. I wonder if it will ever go away. I read where enterocele is really common after having a hyst. Alot of space is left up there, so things tend to push down. That is exactly what happened to me along with the rectocele.
I got prescribed Miralax a couple weeks ago to help with the constipation. It seems to help, so you may want to see if your dr. can order you some. Even after having the repairs I have to try to avoid constipation issues for the rest of my life, so I don't prolapse again. Sometimes I wonder if I should have not had the hyst and dealt with the heavy bleeding and pain. Deep down though, I know I had no choice but to have it taken out. It seems like one problem was fixed and a handful was started.
It sounds like you are eating the right things and all. I hope you can get straightened out soon. I know it is no fun to live that way.
Take care and good luck
Unread 04-09-2005, 10:39 AM
found a prolapse devastated!

Originally posted by Fibroid Woman
I know this is a potentially stupid thought, but...................Why do we have bowel problems after more space is made? Men have never had a uterus or vagina, of, just what stops their bowels from travelling all over the place?

Not a stupid question. The male anatomy already has their bowels where they need to be, they don't have "empty spaces" because they dont' have a uterus. Everything is filled in all the time. If you removed their bladder, they would have the similar issues with their bowel moving around the adjust for the missing organ.
I am sorry the leg out thing didn't work for you again. This is the only trick I know. Sometimes when I get really constipated, it doesn't work right away for me either and it gets really painful. I will keep sending prayers your way.
Unread 04-09-2005, 05:47 PM
can relate

I can relate to the focus on bodily functions after hysterectomy and these complications. Sometimes I feel like a real, real elderly person who sits around obsessing about health problems! And I am always concerned about BMs and that stuff. Not something I have ever, ever had to think about, even before hysterectomy.
However, glad to have all of you to talk to about it. Not a popular subject in normal circles, is it? I just hope we can all get better.
God bless you all,
Unread 04-09-2005, 10:14 PM
found a prolapse devastated!

This was a good thread. We are not alone! Just a thought, though . .. Could it be the private nature of these problems that prevents doctors from learning about them and passing the information on?
Unread 04-11-2005, 07:45 AM
found a prolapse devastated!

I can't tell you how much I obsess over bodily functions such as bowel movements since my hysterectomy!!! Marian and I have had these discussions before. I do everything from taking a Fiber supplement in the morning to this stuff called Kristoloce at night. The Kristoloce is a little different than Miralax in that it's not a laxative but it's an additive that keeps water in the colon - - I guess that helps stuff stay soft and move a little better. Also, I occasionally drink this tea called "Smooth Moves" - - seriously, , and it's an organic type tea that you'll find in the health food section of your larger grocery stores. It helps as well. Plus, I drink TONS of water. Before I leave home for work in the morning I consume 40 ounces of water. Then, I try to drink throughout the day to the point where I've had about 85 - 90 ounces by the end of the day. My bladder has finally adjusted so that I'm not running to the bathroom all the time. The typically recommended 8 8-ounces of water a day does nothing for me. Finally, I'm trying not to obsess over it so much. My GI doctor told me that the more you think about it the harder it is to go and that alone will constipate you. I know, easier said than done. But, one thing about it for those of you who have had your hysts within the last year - - I think the obsession thing does get incrementally better over time. Wouldn't the rest of you agree?
Unread 04-11-2005, 08:34 AM

Anita, where do you find Kristoloce? I can't find it on the Internet to read about it, either. Thanks for the tips! I take stool softeners and drink a lot of water, but sometimes I need more to avoid a problem!
As to not obsessing as much, you're right. It's been nearly 7 months for me, and I don't obsess some days, but other days when the prolapse is acting up in some way, I do obsess more. Mainly I wonder how long I will be able to maintain my routine and deal with the prolapse and not need surgery, because I really don't want more surgery if I can help it.
Have a great week, everyone!
Unread 04-11-2005, 08:40 AM
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Kristoloce is a prescription. I can't remember who the pharmaceutical manufacturer is - - I think it's Merck but I'll check when I get home. You mix it with 4 ounces of water. It's a little less expensive than Miralax and it works well for me. I know what you mean about surgery. Fortunately, I don't have prolapses to deal with at this point but I do have adhesions that I worry about being attached to my bowels so I know exactly what you mean about trying to avoid any further surgery. Every day I have a decent bowel movement is a good day! Isn't that sad?

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