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How long do you stay in hospital after Rectocele surgery?

Last Updated: 13th January, 2020

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What happens after the procedure? You may stay in the hospital anywhere from 2 to 6 days. The catheter may remain in your bladder 2 to 6 days or until your bladder starts working normally again. You may be constipated during this time.

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Regarding this, how long do you stay in hospital after prolapse surgery?

Both of these are usually removed the day after surgery. It is likely that you will be in the hospital for 2-3 days depending on the type of prolapse operation and any medical conditions you have. Following this the recuperation period is 2 -3 months and you must avoid heavy lifting and stretching for three months.

Similarly, how long does Rectocele surgery take? In most cases, surgery is done under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1 hour. There are a number of different surgical repair options, each of which takes its name from the path used by the surgeon to reach the rectocele. Transvaginal repair: The rectocele is reached through the vagina.

Similarly, you may ask, what can I expect after Rectocele surgery?

What to Expect After Repair Surgery

  • You will have a gauze dressing in your vagina to help stop bleeding. The dressing will be removed the day after your surgery.
  • A catheter will drain urine from your bladder.
  • You may have some vaginal bleeding after surgery.
  • You can shower 48 hours after your surgery.

Is Rectocele surgery painful?

The most common postoperative symptom after rectocele repair is rectal pressure and discomfort. Symptoms improve or resolve between 60-80 percent of the time. Light vaginal bleeding can occur as the incision heals and some discomfort with bowel movements is normal, initially.

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Mishell Gazua

Professional

Is mesh still used in prolapse surgery?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
To treat POP , surgical mesh can be implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall. Surgery can be done through the abdomen using mesh or through the vagina without the use of mesh. Surgery through the vagina using mesh currently is no longer an option.

Jmiaa Gukov

Professional

Can walking make a prolapse worse?

The symptoms may worsen if you have been very active; standing or walking for long periods of time or lifting heavy objects.

Ussama Reusen

Professional

How do I know if my prolapse is severe?

Signs and symptoms of moderate to severe uterine prolapse include:
  1. Sensation of heaviness or pulling in your pelvis.
  2. Tissue protruding from your vagina.
  3. Urinary problems, such as urine leakage (incontinence) or urine retention.
  4. Trouble having a bowel movement.

Fengmei Hoerner

Explainer

How long will I be off work after prolapse surgery?

You may need about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery and 1 to 2 weeks to recover from laparoscopic surgery or vaginal surgery. It is important to avoid heavy lifting while you are recovering, so that your incision can heal.

Page Ursin

Explainer

How painful is prolapse surgery?

Before surgery
Pelvic organ prolapse is not a trigger for pain. Women may complain of discomfort, mainly low back pain, after a long day on their feet – that's not the same as complaining of perineal pain.

Shalini El Harrati

Pundit

Can you get a bloated stomach with a prolapse?

Abdominal bloating and/or flatulence can be a huge problem for women with prolapse problems. Some ladies find that by the end of the day their abdomen is so bloated that it puts strain on their belly and their prolapse causing abdominal pain and pelvic floor dragging and bulging.

Ranee Kleinikel

Pundit

How long after a prolapse operation can I drive?

You may drive once you can perform an emergency stop without this causing you pain. This is usually around six weeks after your operation. You may want to speak to your insurance company to make sure they are happy for you to drive.

Yvelisse Mostaza

Pundit

What is a Grade 3 Rectocele?

The fascia and muscles support the bladder, vagina, and rectum. Defects in the fascia can cause cystoceles and rectoceles. Grade 2—moderate form, where the bladder has sunken far enough to reach the opening of the vagina. Grade 3—most severe form, where the bladder sags through the opening of the vagina.

Catharina Salles

Pundit

What does Rectocele surgery involve?

Rectocele repair surgeries are usually done through the vagina. The surgeon makes one or more incisions (cuts) along the back wall of the vagina. • Stitches are sewn into the weakened tissue around the vagina and rectum and along the vaginal wall.

Tura Ingledew

Pundit

Can Rectocele cause bowel problems?

In addition, a history of chronic constipation and excessive straining with bowel movements are thought to play a contributory role in developing a rectocele. Multiple gynecological or rectal surgeries can also lead to weakening of the pelvic floor and rectocele formation.

Anabela Shirmanov

Teacher

What type of doctor performs Rectocele surgery?

Colorectal surgeons, gynecologists and urogynecologists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. These trained physicians can perform surgeries to attempt repair of a rectocele.

Yiting Radlof

Teacher

Can Rectocele cause gas and bloating?

A small rectocele may not cause any symptoms, especially if it bulges less than 2 centimeters (less than 1 inch) into the vagina. However, larger rectoceles can trigger a variety of rectal and vaginal complaints, including: Difficulty controlling the passage of stool or gas from the rectum.

Setti Muladjanov

Teacher

How many stitches does it take to fix a Rectocele?

Depending on the size of the rectocele and how high I have gone with the rectocele repair, I place two to eight stitches.

Eline Plamenov

Teacher

How much does Rectocele surgery cost?

The cash cost of Rectocele/Enterocele Repair (Rectal Repair) is $6,000. In over 90% of vaginal bulges coming from the floor of the vagina a rectocele has an enterocele right behind it and failure to address this issue at the time of repair can result in a failed surgery.

Pascualina Kleukens

Reviewer

How can you tell the difference between a Enterocele and a Rectocele?

A rectocele is a bulge (hernia) which occurs in the front wall of the rectum and pushes it into the vagina. An enterocele is caused by the small bowel pushing into the vagina.

Enid Beica

Reviewer

When can I exercise after Rectocele surgery?

Always wait until you have your surgeon's approval before returning to general exercise. The best time for you to return to exercise is something you'll need to discuss with your surgeon during your postoperative visit approximately 6 weeks after your prolapse surgery.

Leyla Saitua

Reviewer

What is considered a large Rectocele?

RECTOCELE. A rectocele is a bulging of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina. The rectum is the bottom section of your colon (large intestine). This is a very common problem that often does not produce symptoms.

Abdessamad Vinita

Reviewer

Is mesh used in Rectocele repair?

The use of a transvaginal mesh in apical prolapse was evaluated in only two randomized trials. ASC, and nowadays LSC, performed with polypropylene mesh reinforcement are considered the gold standard to correct apical vaginal prolapse and may also correct high cystocele and rectocele.

Chadli Shamgulov

Supporter