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a and p repair rectocele pain after surgery
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a and p repair rectocele pain after surgery

hi  may 15 i had  a  vag hyst,  bladder  suspension and A and  P  repair the md  stated  i had no  muscle left  so they had to suture  in another area for  the bladder repair
the main issue  right now is i feel like there is  lump in my  rectum all the time
is this just  swelling, a  bowel issue ,or  taking time to heal?
please  comment on any information regarding the  rectocle
thank you so much
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Rectocele usually shows up as a bulge on the back wall of the vagina which overlies the rectum. Rectoceles which are small and stay inside the vagina are usually not a problem unless they are symptomatic (i.e., they cause problems with emptying the bowels, or require you to put your fingers in the rectal area to have a bowel movement). Larger rectoceles usually are treated with surgery to make them smaller.

If you are aving symptoms, please see your surgeon and ask them to evaluate you for repair.
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Don't know if you are still around, but I had a total abdominal hysterectomy in June '06, A & P repair in 10/06. I, too, have that feeling of there being a lump in my rectum. Gyne insists there's nothing there. I am having bowel problems since the A & P repair. Are you?  Another person told me that her UroGyne said her pelvic floor muscle is so tight from the repair. I have no idea of what to do about it. Hopefully, the doctor will come along with some advice. If I find out anything more, I will post to you. I hope things improve for you.
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