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Unread 08-11-2005, 04:56 PM
Adhesions anyone?

SLT, tell me anout your pressure if you can..I have pressure too feels like a baby crowning almost.....hurts to sit...these docs say it is constipation....But I know it isnt.....

What are enteroceles and rectoceles? Never heard of them!
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Unread 08-11-2005, 05:20 PM
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This may not be at all relevant, but....You said that you were more scared of having an epidural block than surgery.

I get selective nerve root epidural blocks because I have Degenerative Disc Disease, an osteophyte, bulging discs and stenosis. My blocks are obviously for back pain, but if they are saying "epidural" to you, it sounds like the injections would be somewhere in your spine.

I just wanted to let you know that these injections sound a lot worse than they are. It doesn't hurt much and they're pretty low risk.

I hope you find some relief!

Unread 08-11-2005, 06:07 PM
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a enterocele is small intestines pushing down into the upper posterior floor of your vagina. It creates a bulge.(hernia) A rectocele is your lower colon (rectum)pushing into your vagina causing a bulge(hernia). It is quite uncomfortable and causes alot of bowel emptying problems.They also cause alot of pressure in your vagina, backaches and pulling in your lower abdoman.
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Unread 08-11-2005, 07:37 PM
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Peggy, you just described me....that pressure and I guess it is safe to assume it makes intercourse...unbearable.....? I have the pressure so bad that it is hard to sit......all the way into the upper legs.......what kind of doctor can tell me about this...Im hitting brick walls here.....
Unread 08-11-2005, 10:05 PM
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My gyn did my repairs. He thought I only had a small rectocele, but thought I might also had some rectal issues going on, so he sent me to see a colon rectal dr. She had me get a defecography test done. This uses barium in the vagina, rectum and you drink 2 cups full. It shows pelvic floor dysfunctions. It showed I had a large non emptying rectocele and the enterocele, which my gyn didn't know I had. He knew to look for and fix the enterocele while fixing the rectocele.
Unfortunately I am still experiencing bm issues and having to push in my vagina off and on to empty. I am on a waiting list for another defecography through the colon surgeon again. The barium is on recall.
I am seeing a uro/gyn who is doing my exploratory lapro for ongoing abdominal pain and my tvt in a month. Uro/gyn's specialize in pelvic floor problems. This might be the kind of dr. you want to see.

Good luck and let me know what they find.
Unread 08-23-2005, 01:14 PM
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cguyton, sorry I haven't replied, but I've been on vacation. I won't make this message long because I just
got back and have several messages to reply to, but it
sounds like you have an enterocele, it was miserable
for me to sit down, and a lot of times when I would eat
I would feel kind of sick from the pressure. It took 2 years for anyone to find out the problem. It was fixed
by a pelvic specialist, but he said I did not have a rectocele, which I am sure I did. Now I am in misery with this rectocele, and I'm just not sure what I am going to do. Good luck, I hope you get a resolution on
this. All these celes go together, I don't know why they
won't fix all of it at once, or if they just don't care.
Stay in touch. Slt
Unread 08-24-2005, 09:05 AM
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Hi, I am reading about the adhesions and scar tissue...and the colon/instestinal problems. I am 5 yrs post op and have this continual pain in my right lower abdomin and the constipation that I have always dealt with since I was born is much more harder to control. I was in the ER because of nausea and severe cramping. The x-ray showed that stuff was "backed up" into my intestines...and then I got a call from the doctor later that they saw something in my colon and they think I have something called "pneumatosis coli" I'm going to a gastroentologist on Sep 2nd. I am wondering if the problem really could be endometrosis again, or could it be adhesions?

Well, this is my first experience regarding this issue, but I read this thread and also wanted to post & tell Christie I hope you get some relief from the pain. It sounds like many ladies have been through this kind of thing already, and there is help out there to resolve this, I guess it takes some time. And again I am thankful for this website!!!

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