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Cystocele and rectocele

Hello all. I am new to the forum and I'm just needing more of an understanding. Especially since I'm not getting it from my doctor. I had the surgery for prolapse called cystocele and rectocele. (let's you know what actually prolapsed.) I was in shock to learn that someone my age would have this (50) in which I still consider myself young. However, I had no idea that the body could actually do this. I had realized that something was obviously wrong when I felt a bulge between my legs, went to the doctor and she told me what is was. Well, I had the surgeries done, I currently have the bladder sling and the mesh put in and yet 6 years later, I'm prolapsing again. How is this even possible with the sling and mesh in place. I'm totally confused and angry that I have to have the surgery all over again. Please help!
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I have read that prolapse surgery has a fairly high failure rate. According to this article https://www.news-medical.net/news/20130517/Long-term-success-rates-of-surgery-to-treat-pelvic-organ-prolapse-are-lower-than-expected.aspx a third of women experienced prolapse within five years of their prolapse repair surgery.

I understand your concerns with undergoing another surgery. Plus there have been a lot of problems with vaginal mesh. Have you thought about getting fitted for a pessary to hold things in place?
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Do you know what is prolapsing? Is it your bladder or have the other organs prolapsed? Did you have pelvic floor physical therapy after surgery? You might ask about that! I think that would help with repairs in the long run. I am 4 years post repairs for cystocele, rectocele and uterine prolapse. I still do my PT exercises!! Good luck!!
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