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Unread 08-13-2010, 09:29 PM
no rectocele repair?

I am 3.5 weeks post op from LAVH/BSO with TOT. I picked up my surgery medical records and it said I had a grade 2 rectocele. I know it was not repaired. Has anyone else had a rectocele that the doctor chose not to repair? Would a grade 2 not be severe enough to correct right now? Thanks.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 06:48 AM
Re: no rectocele repair?

Did you know you had a rectocele before surgery/ Has it been causing you a problem moving your bowels, and having to splint? Some rectoceles that do not cause a problem, doctors will leave... as sometimes repair only opens a new can of worms... also, some rectoceles aren't an easy fix.. like mine. After 3 surgeries, a colon resection, and 2 rectopexies.. I still have a rectocele that I can't empty!
Unread 08-14-2010, 11:00 AM
Re: no rectocele repair?

"Princess" made good points. I would also consider if/how rectocele affects your life. If you're having crisis with fecal urgency, or other issues, talk to specialist about repair. Surgery led to a wonderful, huge difference in my life (and my mom's earlier this year).
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Unread 08-14-2010, 11:00 AM
Re: no rectocele repair?

Thanks. Yes, I knew there was a small rectocele but was surprised to see it listed as grade 2. As long as I follow high fiber, lots of water diet I don't have any problems with it. I don't feel it. So maybe he thought he would leave well enough alone for now. I'm sorry for your troubles. All those surgeries sound really painful and to not have a fix has to be discouraging.
Unread 08-16-2010, 04:11 PM
Angry - no rectocele repair? Re: no rectocele repair?

Ladies I was very interested in this thread. It appeared at a time when I was wondering why I had my TAH/BSO and sacrocolpopexy.
I was told by my surgeon that the sacrocolpopexy would take care of my grade 2 rectocele. Well...of course it didn't. During one conversation, when I told her I felt as if the rectocele was still there, she stated" how can it be when the procedure was supposed to fix it?".
Had a dynamic MRI last week. Shows I still have a rectocele. The doctor is making like it's news to her! She had even sent me to a colorectal surgeon prior to my surgery to get her opinion.
Reading this thread has made it very clear to me that this DR really was only after the OR time, rather than take the time to do the MRI prior to the surgery.

Sorry if this is long, but I'm really frustrated. Thanks for listening.

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