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Surgical Error
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Questions in the Urogynecology forum are answered by Bruce Crawford, MD, J. Kyle Mathews, MD, and other medical professionals and experts. Topics covered include overactive bladders, bladder pain, fallen/drooping bladder, bowel urgency, bowel prolapse, cystitis, incontinence, pain with intercourse, rectal prolapse, surgery, urinary urgency, and uterine prolapse.

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Surgical Error

I had surgery last week to repair a prolapsed Urethera, bladder and rectum.  While performing the surgery on the rectocele, my doctor mistakenly cut into my rectum.  She then had to call in a colon specialist to repair the damage.  My question is how common is this mistake?  Was this carelessness on the part of my gynecologist?
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