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extra flap in perineum following rectocele
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extra flap in perineum following rectocele
Following rectocele surgery I have an extra flap of skin in perineum.  It is 6 wks post op now and the flap isn't getting smaller, it is actually getting bigger.  It is painful and rubs on my clothes.  I still can't wear jeans or dress slacks without extreme pain so have to wear sweat pants and yoga pants.  I don't expect it to get better since it is still getting worse.  My 6 wk post op appt in one week but I am pretty sure I am going to ask him to repair this because it it very painful and still getting worse.  Has anyone else had this?
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Sorry to read of your problem.  It is difficult to determine exactly what the problem is.  However, it does sound like there is a problem that needs to be treated.  I would suggest you discuss this with your surgeon again and see what his or her plan is.  Should you be unsatisfied with the answer, I would suggest you see a second opinion from a  urogynecologist.  J. Kyle Mathews, MD
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