I am 33 and am going in for a posterior repair on monday. I have a pretty severe rectocele as well as a vaginal hernia. I have 2 kids who are 14 months apart, but I still think I am pretty young for this to happen to. I am SCARED. I have heard that it is very painful. Can anyone tell me how long is the recovery and will this really fix things for good?
This is not a painful procedure - do as you are told by the nursing staff and you will have no problems - just ended week one recovery and had no pain at all - a few days of discomfort but that is all.
I have to have this in two weeks from now, did you use a gynocologist or colorectal doctor?
I am 49 AND strong and very healthy, but worried about my vaginal area changing radically. Is the cagina ever the same?
J.M C ATLANTA
I was scheduled to have this surgery next week and cancelled because I wasn't very confident in my gynecologist. Should I have it rectally or vaginally? I'm so confused and still have questions. On top of that, I'm looking for a good rectocele surgeon in Atlanta, know of any?
My mom had this surgery. Shes just as young as you. The other doctors told her she was just constipated but they were totally wrong. She was living through that for about five years. They made her go through crazy test and stuff but every thing turned out fine. hope this helped.
A Defecography is a procedure where you lay on your left side, a qualified member of staff places a large syringe filled with a barium porridge type substance into your rectum. You then sit on a commode and bare down and defecate. The barium in the porridge type substance is radioactive but harmless and allows the nurse to see|how your bowel and your muscle tone work. It is a painless and quick procedure which takes about 20-30 minutes.