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Rectoanal intussecption after rectocele repair

Dear Medhelp,
I had a vaginal repair of my rectocele done 4 weeks ago. It was a very large rectocele and my colorectal surgeon referred me to a gynaecologist to do the repair. I have however still got massive problems with opening my bowels.I need to support my perineum upwards with my fingers , straining ++ and then fishing out the faeces. I am drinking lots of water and eating a high fibre diet. I take fybogel twice a day. The only thing that helps is Senocot which cannot be used longterm I believe. My own guess is that I have rectoanal intussception.
Do I need another operation? How soon can it be done after the  rectocele repair? Do I have any alternative treatment? Should my colorectal surgeon have treated this with my rectocele? Is the surgery to repair this problem considered major surgery or will I bounce back like I did after the rectocele repair? (I am worried about missing more work). I am 38 years old.
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Sorry to read of your problems.  It should be easy to determine if your rectocele repair has failed.  Your doctor should be able to determine this for you or you may get a second opinion.  If it indeed has failed, a second surgery may be necessary.  You may consider looking for a doctor associated with the following societies for a second opinion.

American Urogynecologic Society AUGS  http://www.mypelvichealth.org/

Society of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeons  SRS  http://www.sprs.org/

Society of Gynecologic Surgeons  SGS   http://www.sprs.org/

JKM
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