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Unread 06-12-2005, 03:23 PM
rectocele again?

WEll, it is official I have a rectocele again.

As I only had my vh and front and back repair just over a year ago, the prospect of another surgery is really hard to take.

The dr thinks it might settle in a little while, but I don't buy that. I am to wait a few months to see what happens. Fair enough. I can but hope.

I recently knocked my tailbone hard, and still cling to a vague hope that that has caused bruising, which may have caused the bowel to drop a little etc etc.

Is this rubbish???????
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Unread 06-12-2005, 07:59 PM
rectocele again?

((((scriv))))) Having had a Stage III rectocele repaired at the same time as my TVH, I can only imagine how distressing dealing with this now would be distressing

Your symptoms, I guess, could be due to hurting your tailbone: everything is possible. What does your doctor think? Does he/she think that it could be due to swelling?

If your doctor has diagnosed a rectocele, then chances are that, unfortunately, you are in fact dealing with a rectocele One thing I always keep in mind is the importance of protecting the rapairs from damage. Hence the permanent restrictions that several of us have.

I do hope that all you're dealing with is a temporary set back and that, by the time the few months of grace are over, it will all be history. Lots of s and ers for you.

ps: here's a link to our Prolapse Resources Library where you'll find links to sites specializing in these issues. You may find some valuable input.
Unread 06-13-2005, 01:33 AM
rectocele again?

Thanks dany..

The doctor said a small rectocele and slight laxity of the back vaginal wall.

My orders were at first to rest lying down a lot..which I have done, but no improvement. I have also been doing lots of kegels on the back wall, but they actually hurt. So that's why I am wondering if there is a connection with my bruised tailbone.

What hurts is that I was so good about my restrictions and even continued to do the kegel exercises. However I was ill - extreme fatigue and muscle ache. I am now back on oestrogen and have had my thyroxine dose reduced and feel so much better, but I wonder if the damage is done.

After all this I bruised my tailbone hard.... Then I got a cold and coughed and sneezed a lot..... then I got the feelings of sitting on an egg again etc.

I am bracing myself for the worst, but still hope...
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Unread 06-13-2005, 07:21 PM
rectocele again?

(((Scriv)))) As I already feel you know, it does sound like you're dealing with a rectocele in relatively early stages

When I was researching my options, when I was diagnosed with the rectocele, I remember reading that it was sometimes possible to treat a Stage 1 or early Stage 2 rectocele with alternative methods, such as pressaries.

I've seen before where doing kegles while dealing with a rectocele or another prolapse actually causes pain. Furthermore, considering the location of the rectocele and of the tail bone, there could be a relation between the two.

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