For lack of knowing where else to post this question, I am posting it here. I am 48-years old, diagnosed with gastroparesis back in May, hypothyroidism in June, and rectocele/rectal intussusception this past week (in October). I am status-post three c/sections, abdominal hysterectomy (still have my ovaries), and a ventral wall hernia repair while they were doing the hysterectomy due to compromised fascia that would not hold my organs in. In addition, I had liposuction following the hysterectomy, due to displacement of the fat (left with a large contour abnormality on my left side).
Now I am diagnosed with the rectocele/intussusception. I have been advised by my colorectal surgeon not to do anything about it due to the complexity of the surgery with all of my previous surgeries. I am suffering with a lot of pain and don't know if I can go on living with this. Any advice?
I was diagnosed by defecogram. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the report (wish I did, as I like having copies of my own medical records). But, I talked to my surgeon today. Basically his advice is NOT to undergo surgery for this as I am too high of a risk, and I'm not terribly symptomatic right now (just the typical constipation which I am now using Miralax to treat, some cramping and definite emptying issues). He states that the risks don't outweigh the benefit.
I have had multiple abdominal surgeries - and he feels that I will be an extremely difficult case. I'm still going to seek another opinion, but would be very interested in hearing your opinion about this. If I can get a copy of my report, I will and will send you the results.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.