Is Rectocele repair major surgery?
Rectocele repair is a major surgery. A doctor will often suggest it only after other treatments have failed to correct your problem.
What can I expect after Rectocele surgery?
You may be constipated during this time. During the first 4 weeks after the operation, there may be some smelly, sometimes bloody drainage from your vagina. After you leave the hospital, avoid all heavy activity such as lifting for the first 6 to 8 weeks. Then gradually increase your activity during the next 4 weeks.
How long is Rectocele surgery?
Typical recovery for the procedure is 2-3 weeks. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication to make you feel more comfortable. You can expect to resume normal physical activity within hours of your procedure. But you should not have sex until 6 weeks after surgery.
How long do you bleed after Rectocele surgery?
After rectocele surgery, expect bloody vaginal discharge for about four weeks. Contact your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms, such as difficulties with urination, heavy bleeding, fever, or signs of infection around the wound sites. You can expect to return to work around six weeks after surgery.
How do you poop after Rectocele surgery?
The Best Position for Your Bowel Movement After Prolapse Surgery
- Sit on the toilet seat (never hover)
- Place your feet flat on the floor.
- Rest your hands or forearms on your thighs to support your trunk.
- Lean your trunk forwards.
- Keep the inward curve in your lower back during emptying (see bowel emptying position above)
What are the risks of Rectocele surgery?
Risks of rectocele and enterocele repair are uncommon but include:
- Urinary retention.
- Bladder injury.
- Bowel or rectal injury.
- Painful intercourse.
- Formation of an abnormal connection or opening between two organs (fistula).
What is considered a large Rectocele?
If a rectocele is present, this study can document the size and the ability to completely empty the rectum. In general, if the rectocele is larger than 2 centimeters and/or has significant retention of contrast, it is considered abnormal.
What does Rectocele pain feel like?
A sensation of rectal pressure. Rectal pain. Difficulty controlling the passage of stool or gas from the rectum. Low back pain that is relieved by lying down.
How is Rectocele surgery done?
Rectocele repair surgeries are usually done through the vagina. The approach your doctor recommends will depend, in part, on the severity of the rectocele. Once the area of the rectocele is reached, surgery includes these general steps: The surgeon makes one or more incisions (cuts) along the back wall of the vagina.
Can I walk after prolapse surgery?
Most women start walking during the hospital stay after prolapse surgery. Your surgeon will give approval for when you can commence walking and for many women this is the day after prolapse surgery. If you’re unwell or with unforeseen complications your surgeon may defer walking.
How painful is prolapse surgery?
Usually the graft is anchored to the muscles of the pelvic floor. Generally this surgery is not very painful. You may feel as if you have been ‘riding on a horseback’. You will have some discomfort and pain, so please do not hesitate to take pain medication.
How long is hospital stay after prolapse surgery?
Hospital stay: Length of hospital stay for most patients is one to two days. Constipation: You may experience sluggish bowels for several days to a week after surgery. Suppositories and stool softeners may be given to help with this problem.
How long does it take to recover from Rectocele and Cystocele surgery?
You may need about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery and 1 to 2 weeks to recover from laparoscopic surgery or vaginal surgery. It is important to avoid heavy lifting while you are recovering, so that your incision can heal.
What is a Grade 2 Rectocele?
Grade 1—mildest form, where the bladder drops only partway into the vagina. Grade 2—moderate form, where the bladder has sunken far enough to reach the opening of the vagina. Grade 3—most severe form, where the bladder sags through the opening of the vagina.