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How do I know if I have a cystocele or rectocele?

How do I know if I have a cystocele or rectocele?

A cystocele is when the bladder and vaginal wall fall into the vaginal opening. A rectocele is when the rectum bulges into the front of the vagina.

Can you have a rectocele and cystocele at the same time?

Cystocele, urethrocele, enterocele, and rectocele are particularly likely to occur together. Urethrocele is virtually always accompanied by cystocele (cystourethrocele). Cystocele and cystourethrocele commonly develop when the pubocervical vesical fascia is weakened.

How long does it take to recover from a cystocele and rectocele repair?

Typical recovery for the procedure is 2-3 weeks. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication to make you feel more comfortable. You can expect to resume normal physical activity within hours of your procedure. But you should not have sex until 6 weeks after surgery.

How is cystocele and rectocele treated?

Surgery is done to relieve bulging into the vagina that may be caused by a cystocele and rectocele. Surgery is usually used only after you have tried other treatments such as: Doing muscle-strengthening exercises, called Kegel exercises. Placing a pessary in the vagina (a device that supports the vaginal walls).

Can poop get stuck in a rectocele?

Symptomatic rectoceles can lead to excessive straining with bowel movements, the urge to have multiple bowel movements throughout the day, and rectal discomfort. Fecal incontinence or smearing may occur as small pieces of stool can be retained in a rectocele (stool trapping), only to later seep out of the anus.

How do you clear your bowels with a rectocele?


  1. Eating a high-fiber diet and taking over-the-counter fiber supplements (25-35 grams of fiber/day)
  2. Drinking more water (typically 6-8 glasses daily)
  3. Avoiding excessive straining with bowel movements.
  4. Applying pressure to the back of the vagina during bowel movements.

How long does a cystocele rectocele surgery take?

In most cases, surgery is done under general anesthesia and takes about one hour.

How do you poop after rectocele surgery?

Use a stool softener/osmotic laxative (e.g. Movicol) to keep your stool soft and easy to pass – especially during your short-term recovery. Discuss the best stool medication with your medical care provider. Adhere to the correct diet to keep your stool soft if you suffer from constipation.

Will losing weight help rectocele?

Weight loss did not improve prolapse among women with more severe prolapse (at or beyond the hymen). While large (10%) weight loss has resulted in a reduction in cystocele and rectocele, this has no effect on more severe grades of prolapse.

What is stinky finger syndrome?

Many accounts refer to insertion of finger into anus mostly for gratification from stimulation of prostate gland, but index case Mr. M. continued doing this to get rid of constipation that eventually led to feelings of guilt, stinky fingers, not able to defecate normally, and dysphoric emotions.

Can you go upstairs after prolapse surgery?

A: You may go up and down stairs, but limit yourself to no more than 4 times per day for the first 2 weeks.

Can rectocele cause gas and bloating?

Those symptoms are Lumpy or hard stool, Straining, Sensation of anorectal obstruction, sensation of incomplete defecation, Fewer than 2-3 bowel movements per week, Abdominal bloating and digital maneuvering to defecate.

How do you get rid of belly fat with a prolapse?

To maximise weight loss with prolapse problems, some key points to remember are: Low impact exercises protect your pelvic floor more than high impact exercises. Cycling and swimming exercises rank highly for energy burning. Vary the low impact exercises you choose to maximise your weight loss.

Why can I smell myself but others can t?

Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS), also known as olfactory reference disorder, is an underrecognized and often severe condition that has similarities to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). People with ORS think they smell bad, but in reality they don’t.

How do you Disimpact someone?

This may be done by a person with constipation or by a medical professional assisting someone with fecal impaction or conditions (like a spinal cord injury) that prevent defection. For this procedure, a single finger of a gloved hand is lubricated and inserted into the rectum.

How many hours is prolapse surgery?

The length of operative time for laparoscopic colposuspension can vary greatly (3-5 hours) from patient to patient depending on the internal anatomy, shape of the pelvis, weight of the patient, and presence of scarring or inflammation in the pelvis due to infection or prior abdominal/pelvic surgery.

How soon can you drive after prolapse surgery?

You should not drive until you can easily turn in your seat without discomfort and can safely perform an emergency stop, this is usually about 2 -4 weeks after surgery. You can return to work 4-6 weeks after the operation depending on your job.

Can a prolapse cause a big stomach?

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.

Does prolapse make you tired?

Along with lower back and pelvic pain and pressure, POP can cause leg fatigue. This typically happens when the mass created by the prolapse compresses nearby nerves. If you have a prolapse and are also experiencing general fatigue, you may need to check in with your mental health.

How come when I open my legs it smells male?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating. Men are especially vulnerable to this in the groin area due to testicles that can rub against their skin, creating friction, and increasing sweating. The extra sweat can attract fungus and bacteria, which leads to bad smells.

How do you use Lume on private parts?

Use Lume externally to prevent odor. (Stop putting things inside!) Dispense a pea-sized amount from a stick or tube, and apply like a lotion with your fingertips to your freshly bathed and dried privates.

What to do if feces is stuck?

The most common treatment for a fecal impaction is an enema, which is special fluid that your doctor inserts into your rectum to soften your stool. An enema often makes you have bowel movements, so it’s possible that you’ll be able to push out the mass of stool on your own once it’s been softened by the enema.

How long is hospital stay after prolapse surgery?

Vaginal prolapse repairs typically take about 2.5 hours and patients usually stay in the hospital for one night. Occasionally patients will stay for two nights for comfort reasons. Restrictions after surgery include no heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for 2 weeks.

Is mesh still used in prolapse surgery?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Surgery can be done through the abdomen using mesh or through the vagina without the use of mesh. Surgery through the vagina using mesh is no longer an option.

Can you climb stairs after prolapse surgery?