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Unread 05-28-2005, 04:39 AM
Rectum Repair post op question

I have a question for anyone that has had the rectum repair and bladder sling surgery.
I had my first bowel movement around4 days after surgery. It was loose but sicnce then it feels like there is still more in there or alot of pulling inside. It really hurts at times. Is this normal? Its been a week now since the surgery.
Plus another question is when do you stop bleeding? I have been discharging since surgery. LOL not use of wearing pads since the THV 4 years ago. Can't say that I missed them!
Any answers I would love to hear.
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Unread 05-28-2005, 08:22 AM
Rectum Repair post op question

(((Linda)))) my TVH with Rectocele Repairs was 4 1/2 years ago, but I do remember that, for a while, there was discomfort and and swelling and feelings of something still in there. I also remember that it felt as though the "bulge" was back. My doctor explained that it was due to the swelling inside and outside. And since you also had the sling, there could be even more healing going on.

One thing you can do, just to be on the safe side, is to check with your doctor. Sending lots of s your way. Please keep us posted.
Unread 05-30-2005, 11:32 AM
Rectum Repair post op question

I did not have any repair job done .. but I had loose stools alternating with hard ones that kept me rocking on the toilet

my hyst and bso were seperate occasions . whenI had my bso I also had my adhesions seperated and wrapped with some film .

post OP I complained about my potty habits and the feeling of not having voided completely . the Dr said it was njormal

I would check with the Dr about that pulling sensation though .. just tobe safe

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Unread 06-05-2005, 04:31 PM
was is rectum reconstruction for?

Hello, I was wondering if someone could tell me what rectum reconstruction is performed to repair?

Many thanks! Deb
Unread 06-05-2005, 06:35 PM
Rectum Repair post op question

Posterior repair is to repair prolapse of the rectum at the back of the vagina.
Unread 06-05-2005, 08:43 PM
Rectum Repair post op question

I bled some but not alot after my rectocele/cystocele. my bowels are a pain (no pun intended!). I took zelnorm and had water coming out so I stopped for a couple of days. Even with other methods I would be in pain and just be mildly "formed" stool. So I now take a zelnorm in the morning , eat fiber foods, drink tons of water, and have a small glass of prune juice in the early evening. two days and counting and that seems to be doing the trick. Unfortuantely, I take my last zelnorm tomorrow...oh the pain!
Unread 06-06-2005, 02:54 AM
Rectum Repair post op question

Thank you for your response.
I'm still having some pulling feelings. I was really hoping the IBS-C would have gone. But it didn't! It's been since I think last wednesday since I have had a bowel movement. Just what the doctor didn't want! Dynasyd I did the Zelnorm thing around 3 years ago. It was still experimental at that time. It made me super super sick! Abnominal pain was so bad I couln't stand up. I tried for 2 weeks with them. I just couldn't stand the side affects so I went off of them. I'm going to try the citricol today. Still hurts to sit at times.
Still stings a bit when I pee from the bladder sling. But I'm voiding. Sometimes as soon as I drink water or even cranberry juice it goes right through I'm peeing within mins. I don't know if that is normal.
I read on my post op papers that the bleeding discharge could last 4-6 weeks.
I was really hoping that the numbness that I felt going down my right leg into my foot was going to go away also. NOT! That all started when everythnig started back in December, January. Lately I have feeling that alot again. It seems worse with not having a bowel movement for a few days.

Unread 06-06-2005, 05:01 PM
Rectum Repair post op question

Is the rectocele something that happens a lot after a hysterectomy? I seem to see if often here on the boards.

I know I have a rectocele. It just ticks me off! I gave up my summer last year to have a hysterectomy and I don't want to have surgery this summer. But!..... it seems to be getting worse. It's getting harder and harder to empty my bowels. You can really feel the bulging into the vagina when feces are present in the rectum. Sorry to be so blunt.

How long is the recovery time? Activity restrictions?
Even with the surgery, will this be a life long problem?

Sunshineangel, what is the numnbness in your leg attributed to?

Do you have to have rectocele repair if you get enough fiber and can somewhat treat it that way?
Unread 06-06-2005, 05:58 PM
Rectum Repair post op question

Hey Miztrina where are you in Florida? I am not sure if Rectocele's happen a lot after hysterectomies. I just found out they are quite common among women who have carried a baby in utero (the weight and pushing around-those lovely little people WERE moving stuff around!) or do a lot of pushing (childbirth, BM's or even coughing-those of us with major allergies and constantly coughing) and I am sure other reasons also. These are just the ones I qualified for.

I had my surgery on may 16th and so far so good. No lifting over 5 lbs the first week. that was easy. And now I need to keep it under 20lbs for now on...I will try! I am having either a swelling issue or yeast infect, i will know more on that tomorrow. No sex for 6 weeks..darn . Yep, need to get my hormones checked. I turned 40 on this past saturday, I shouldn't have that kind of response.

Will this be a lifelong problem? man I hope not! That is why i did the surgery. And I am extremely careful right now. I have changed my diet in hopes of not getting constipated. And I am even drinking Prune juice and likeing it!

I hope I was some help. If not just yell!

Unread 06-06-2005, 08:08 PM
Rectum Repair post op question

(((Linda)))) I do hope you feel better soon. Hopefully, you-ll get relief from the IBS-C soon. I was lucky in that department, after my TVH/Rectocele repairs: it was about the most "regular" part of my life. For some reason, for as long as I was taking the iron supplements (for 30 days following my hyst) I didn't have any problems. When I stopped the iron, the constipation was back

Miztrina, after a hyst we are more at risk for any type of prolapses, including rectoceles. That's because we no longer have the support of the cervix. Furthermore, some of us already had weakened pelvic floor thanks to pregnancies and/or uterine enlargement due to endo, adeno and/or fibroids. Surgical menopause doesn't help matters either

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