View Full Version : Has anyone else been diagnosed with a rectocele
09-08-2009, 01:52 PM
rectocele? I have and am contemplating surgery for it. I would like to find out if anyone else has had the surgery and if it has worked for them. A rectocele is a weakness in the lining separating the rectum wall from the vaginal wall. Lovely condition - not very comfortable.:help:
Appreciate any and all info.
09-08-2009, 02:23 PM
My cousin had surgery for this. Actually, she developed a hole in that wall. She has 2 uteruses and her second delivery really weakened that area. The surgery didn't go real well and she had to go back and have it redone. Not sure that my sharing is very helpful for you, but I had never heard of it before.... :o
09-08-2009, 02:28 PM
More not wonderful news - at least for now. My friend had this done years ago, and it didn't really work much. However, she believes that it was this particular surgeon and is meeting with another surgeon to talk about having it re-done. Wish I could be more helpful.
09-08-2009, 03:09 PM
I have it and the OIP/HF and Lady Bugs has eliminated almost all of the issues I've had with it, as has losing some weight, better posture and elimination so it lessens the pressure down there.
hope this helps
09-08-2009, 03:25 PM
I'm not sure if I have rectocele but I've been dealing with prolapsed uterus and organs. I'm pretty sure I've dealt with a rectocele. I've gone in to appointments with all of my organs having dropped and protrusion begginning. My somatic therapist has told me I'm a stage two. I've not seen a gyno as Leno is meeting my needs. I have found lots of information here www.firstaidforporlapse.com (http://www.firstaidforporlapse.com). The knowledge I've gained has led me to believe that if you have a rectocele then you have prolapsed organs. Surgery for one often leads to repeat surgery or surgeries for the other organs. I can see where getting surgery for a rectocele but ignoring the prolapsed organs would result in failure. What you are going to find on that site is information that says the t-tapp stance is not conducive to proper organ placement for women. I wish this wasn't true but it proved true in my case. If I tapp I drop immediately. OIP is a good move to do though and is approved by my therapist. I've been told walking is the best thing for me at this time.
I have acheived wonderful results and relief by going to a Somatic Therapist. Basically, he does muscle releases along with some chiropractic adjustments. This is not a chiropractor but one who studies muscles and alignment. I believe he has saved me from surgery now and in the future. I have suffered great physical pain from my prolapse and his fee has been so worthwhile. I highly recommend seeing if an alternative therapist is able to help you...its been very worthwhile for me. Good luck!
09-08-2009, 05:21 PM
Rose, I'm curious to know if you've every done Body Flex? I've found that the 'rolling up the stomach' really helps me down there, too. O/c, one cannot do it pregnant, just in case anyone out there wants to try it and is Trying To Conceive.
09-09-2009, 09:52 AM
Yes I do have prolapsing organs and the surgery would tack everything back where it belongs: ie, uterus, bladder and rectal wall would all become better related. The protrusion is very uncomfortable and I have dealt with it a long time now. I had emergency surgery for a blown out diverticuli pocket in February and had a temporary colostomy until May and then had to deal with the prolapse again when they put me back together. I didn' t miss the prolapse, but prefer it to the colosotmy bag. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the surgery is successful. Thank you all for your advise.
09-09-2009, 10:33 AM
Wow Cheri, you have been going thru alot with all this. I'm so sorry! I sure understand being ready to do surgery. I know for myself being dropped is very uncomfortable and affects many areas of the body. When I'm dropped I have severe low back pains. It's hard to be that way. Even though I have a source of relief and hope of control I do have a point I know I won't go past before seeking medical help. Many of those surgeries are successful. My mom had a hysterectomy years ago that was successful for her. I do urge you to look on the site I mentioned as they also offer tips on how to keep your surgery successful. I know alot of the info is supporting non-surgery...however, I have read on there where people have gone ahead with the surgery because it was right for them. Which, is where you are now....deciding what is right for you. Hugs!!
09-09-2009, 11:38 AM
Hi Pamela - I am a body flexer!!!! I've been doing it for years! I quit to focus on tapping, but imagine I will add it back at some point. It's nice to have some variety. I'm getting better results with tapping, but body flex just feels good and really helps my breathing. (I'm a VERY shallow breather.. drive my yoga instructor nuts.)
09-09-2009, 11:49 AM
After my third child, the gyno mentioned I had "some rectocele", and he said that if it caused me problems, just to "move things out of the way". (Lovely.) Meanwhile, because of experiencing other incontinence issues of the other type, he got me in with a therapist who deals only with that, using biofeedback. It has been tremendously helpful. No surgery, no meds. But you lose ground if you don't do your exercises daily (it's easy to forget.) They are like Kegels, but you hold them longer and do them in patterns - about 100 a day! My life has changed for the better. Some people say OIP helps them, but I did not notice that for me; however, I do love OIP for all the other benefits!
09-09-2009, 02:25 PM
Pamela, what is bodyflex? Is it an exercise? Guess its something to google... :p Is it recommended for prolapse?
Nanburr, is biofeedback a type of technique or an exercise? Isn't it great to have a practitioner that can help? Love it.
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