Rectocele is a hernia that causes pain and irritation in the rectum and the vaginal canal in females. Moreover, pelvic organs can drop out of their normal positions in females. Posterior repair and anterior repair can be performed to correct rectocele and pelvic organs that have dropped out of their normal positions.

This page discusses Posterior Repair treatment in detail. If you want to know its benefits, cost, side effects, procedure, and more, this topics is for you.

Problem

Someone suffering from this condition will have the sensation of ‘something coming down’ and a feeling similar to an unemptied bowel. This problem can also cause discomfort while having sexual intercourse and also mean there is difficulty keeping a tampon in.

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Solution

If this issue is of minor nature, Kegel exercises can result in improvements, but in some cases doctors suggest posterior repair surgery to eliminate this issue completely. This minimally invasive procedure involves minor surgery. Please continue reading to know more about this effective, simple, and safe treatment.

Benefits

The people who undergo it describe the following benefits:

  • It improves bowel control.
  • It increases the quality of intimate and normal life.
  • It relieves pain and discomfort caused by rectocele.

Symptoms

Symptoms may not appear in cases where the posterior vaginal prolapse (rectocele) is small. But event so this issue can cause the following:

  • Difficulty having a bowel movement
  • The sensation of rectal fullness or pressure
  • A soft tissue bulge in vagina nearby the vaginal opening
  • Minor or major irritation, pain, or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • A feeling that a bowel movement has not completely emptied the rectum

Candidates

The people with a rectocele and similar issues can have posterior repair surgery. It is important for the person to be mentally and physically sound to have it.

The candidate must have realistic expectations with the treatment outcomes. Consult our surgeon if you want to know whether you can have it or not.

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Causes

Generally, posterior vaginal prolapse occurs due to pressure on the pelvic floor. One of the followings can become a cause of this issue:

  • Repeated heavy lifting
  • Being obese or overweight
  • Chronic bronchitis or cough
  • Straining with bowel movements or chronic constipation

Side Effects

This procedure has some minor and temporary side effects as with other surgical treatments. Our surgeons try to minimize side effects and risks by performing it carefully.

 Most people get discharged the following day and can resume their routine life after two or more days.

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Cost

This procedure can cost a different amount to different people. Some variable factors define how much a person has to pay for it.

Cost Factors: The following factors can influence pricing:

  • Requirements & treatment goals
  • Expertise & reputation of the surgeon
  • The geographic location of the provider
  • Anesthesia, medical tests, and other charges

Insurance: You can have it according to your medical insurance policy if your insurance provider covers such kind of procedures. Otherwise, you may qualify for our treatment financing facility.

Financing: If your insurance company does not cover it and you are not able to pay the price, you can avail interest-free treatment financing option. Take this treatment and payback in easy monthly installments.

Posterior Repair FAQ’s

Is posterior repair major surgery?

Yes, normally, a Posterior Repair surgery is considered to be a major operation. Doctors only suggest it after other simpler treatments have failed to treat the problem. So, everyone may not need a surgical procedure done to fix this condition.

How long does it take to recover from a posterior repair?

Generally, it takes about 4-12 weeks to recover after a Posterior Repair surgery. Patients must not indulge in strenuous exercises or heavy lifting for 6 weeks. It takes 3 months to completely recover but this period can be made comfortable by avoiding excessive physical activities.

What happens after anterior and posterior repair?

After an anterior and Posterior Repair procedure, the patient is expected to stay in the hospital for 3-6 days. For the early postoperative period, excessive physical activities must be avoided. Moreover, the patient should try not to get a cough or constipation.

How do you fix a posterior prolapse?

Posterior Repair treatment depends on the severity of the patient's condition. Firstly, self-care measures and exercises are suggested to strengthen the pelvic muscles. Secondly, a vaginal pessary is inserted in the vagina for tissue support. Surgery is the last option for fixing a posterior prolapse.

What does a posterior prolapse look like?

To perform a Posterior Repair for a posterior prolapse, it should show some symptoms. The patient should be feeling difficulty in the bowel movement. They should feel rectal pressure or fullness. A lump or bulge may be seen or come out of the vaginal opening.

Is it for You?

If you are facing a similar problem as discussed above, get in touch with our surgeon to know if you are a suitable candidate. 

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We offer this procedure and we can help you learn more. If you are interested in it, you might have questions to ask.

Our experts can guide you further if you need more information. You can call us or fill our online form to book an appointment. 

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