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Is Cystocele surgery painful?

Last Updated: 18th March, 2020

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Surgical repair may relieve some, but not all, of the problems caused by a cystocele or urethrocele. If pelvic pain, low back pain, or pain with intercourse is present before surgery, the pain may still occur after surgery. Symptoms of urinary incontinence or retention may return or get worse following surgery.

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Herein, is Cystocele repair major surgery?

A moderate or severe cystocele may require reconstructive surgery to move the bladder into a normal position. There are a number of ways to perform this surgery, including an anterior repair.

Additionally, what is the recovery time for Cystocele surgery? Normal results A woman usually is able to resume normal activities, including sexual intercourse, in about four weeks after the procedure. After successful cystocele repair, symptoms recede, although a separate procedure may be needed to treat stress incontinence.

Also to know, is prolapsed bladder surgery painful?

Pain may occur immediately after surgery, but this generally settles after a few days or weeks. It is rare for women to experience long-term pain following prolapse surgery. Rare complications from prolapse surgery may include injury to a nearby structure (e.g. bowel, bladder, ureter, nerve).

How is Cystocele surgery done?

A cystocele repair is done through a small incision (surgical cut) in your vaginal wall. If a sling is being placed, 2 smaller incisions will be made on your lower abdomen (belly) or inner thigh.

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Aksiniya Czyzowsk

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Does walking make prolapse worse?

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

Suzan Waterholter

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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.

Danelly Bandin

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How long does a bladder lift last?

Bladder suspension surgery works well to treat stress incontinence in most cases. Success rates for open retropubic suspension surgery range from 85%-90%. But, the effects do not last forever. Symptoms can return over time, usually after five years.

Haritza Scheibel

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What is a Grade 3 Cystocele?

A cystocele is mild -- grade 1 -- when the bladder droops only a short way into the vagina. With a more severe - grade 2 - cystocele, the bladder sinks far enough to reach the opening of the vagina. The most advanced -- grade 3 -- cystocele occurs when the bladder bulges out through the opening of the vagina.

Sanjuana Cottin

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How much does Cystocele surgery cost?

RESULTS In 1997, direct costs of pelvic organ prolapse surgery were $1012 million (95% confidence interval [CI] $775, 1251 million), including $494 million (49%) for vaginal hysterectomy, $279 million (28%) for cystocele and rectocele repair, and $135 million (13%) for abdominal hysterectomy.

Brais Sienra

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What is the best surgery for prolapsed bladder?

Repair of the bladder (cystocele surgery) or urethra (urethrocele surgery). Repair of the rectum (rectocele surgery) or small bowel (enterocele surgery). Surgery to close the vagina (vaginal obliteration). This surgery is only an option if you no longer want to have sexual intercourse.

Amit Rivacoba

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What type of doctor performs bladder prolapse surgery?

While obstetrician-gynecologists (Ob/Gyns) commonly perform pelvic prolapse surgeries, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeons (urogynecologists) specialize in these types of surgeries. How do you find the best surgeon for you?

Jutta Boldrini

Pundit

Are prolapse operations successful?

The aim of the surgery is to relieve the symptoms of vaginal bulging/ laxity and to improve bladder function, without interfering with sexual function. Success rates for anterior repair are 70-90%, however there is a chance that the prolapse may recur or another part of the vaginal wall may prolapse.

Foix Arias

Pundit

How can I stop my prolapse from getting worse?

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
Kegels can help make those muscles stronger and keep your prolapse from getting worse. To do a Kegel, go through the motions like you're going to pee. Then, instead of letting it out, squeeze your muscles to stop the flow of urine midstream. Tighten those muscles for 5 seconds.

Marth Kolbel

Pundit

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.

Gioacchino Iacovelli

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Can you push a prolapsed bladder back into place?

Some women may need to insert a finger in their vagina and push the bowel back into place in order to empty their bowels. Women with uterine prolapse may feel a dragging or heaviness in their pelvic area, often described as feeling 'like my insides are falling out.

Kang Haberhauffe

Teacher

Can your bladder fall out of your body?

If it deteriorates enough, the bladder can prolapse, meaning it is no longer supported and descends into the vagina. This may trigger problems such as urinary difficulties, discomfort, and stress incontinence (urine leakage caused by sneezing, coughing, and exertion, for example).

Amina Merce

Teacher

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.

Mae Tabero

Teacher

What happens if prolapse is left untreated?

Prolapse, left untreated, almost always gets worse over time but this is usually a gradual change. In rare cases, severe prolapse can cause urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder) that progresses to kidney damage or infection. When this occurs, prolapse treatment is considered mandatory.

Camille Taggart

Teacher

How do I stop my bladder from dropping?

To reduce your risk of developing anterior prolapse, try these self-care measures:
  1. Perform Kegel exercises on a regular basis.
  2. Treat and prevent constipation.
  3. Avoid heavy lifting, and lift correctly.
  4. Control coughing.
  5. Avoid weight gain.

Lupicina Winkelhog

Reviewer

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.

Dilip Ronflard

Reviewer

How do you prepare for a prolapse surgery?

Preparing for surgery
  1. Bring a list of questions to ask your doctors.
  2. Tell your doctors ALL the medicines and natural health products you take.
  3. If you take blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or aspirin, be sure to talk to your doctor.

Angelito Labajo

Reviewer

What is a Grade 2 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.

Christelle Fedrich

Reviewer

What is the best treatment for Cystocele?

Treatment depends on the grade of the cystocele and may include:
  • Activity changes. Avoiding certain activities, such as heavy lifting or straining during bowel movements, that could cause the cystocele to worsen.
  • Kegel exercises.
  • Pessary.
  • Surgery.
  • Hormone replacement therapy.