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Episode 3 - Bristol

Rectocele

Michelle comes to the clinic with a toilet trauma that is taking over her life. Following a hysterectomy, Michelle has been unable to fully remove waste from her bottom, requiring her to insert her fingers into her vagina in order to help push the poo out. Dr Pixie suspects a Rectocele, and sends her to a specialist. Having undergone several tests, Michelle is cleared for a surgical procedure to repair the rectocele, which is carried out with apparent success. Unfortunately 6 months after her operation Michelle experienced some complications and is undergoing further treatment.

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Iv been diagnosed with a rectoceil following. Hildbirth. Consultant not keen to operate as not severe but i hate it and it's really affecting my life. Heard but reports on success of repair surgery.





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Hello, past year and a half I knew something major was wrong( Rectocele ), soo painful walking and doing dishes even with that awful pressure in lower abdomen. Can't pee unless I have B.M first, then gas releases like a balloon, my abdomen will feel slightly better, then I can pee.intercourse is very uncomfortable,flank pain also. During that year and half , my Obgyn said nothing of this problem, a urologist said my bladder was pressing slightly to uterus, I had internal imaging of uterus and they found cysts on ovaries, NOT 1 mention of Rectocele !! So I had 3 hernia repair 9/8/14, a day stay turned into a 4 day stay due to not being able to urinate on my own! Again, nooo mention of Rectocele !! Now it's 3/15 and I again pushed to see urogynocholgy, and She found Rectocele . My QUESTION , How Could this be missed when it's visable by looking as well as by touching!! The Hospital said I couldn't pee after hernia surgery due to reaction from anestisia !!! They never is investigated, just kept sticking catheter in every 6 hours for me to pee untill day 4 , I did on my own and was sent home. I've been suffering from this Rectocele , and how could no one notice?????





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I suspect i have a rectocele prolapse. I have been to the doctors 3 times and no gp has found this. How can i see a urogynecologist as they are the experts in the field?





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Rita which hospitals did you go to before the last one. I have Beeb told by a radiologist that I have a grade 3 full thickness rectal prolapse, but the surgeon advised he is going to do a halo op similare to the haemorroidectomy. I do not want this either as people who have had this report severe pain and time off work for months as unable to sit.





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Iv been diagnosed with a rectoceil. Dr not keen to operate and recommended physio and to wait 6mnths. Im 8 weeks post baby but its really getting me down. I constantly feel it and feel wet and as if my vvagina and anus are wide open. What should i do?





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.I had my hysterectomy 40 years ago, never had a problem. Then I just had a problem with sex. My husband could not enter me. That is when I found the rectocole at the opening of my vagina. I am 65 years old , and did not want to wait to fix this. I had two Doctors tell me the same thing .The wall that holds my bowel from entering my vagina fell down. I had the surgery two weeks ago . The surgery went through my vagina ,and used only my own tissue for repair .My rectom had pain for 3 days , now I feel much better . I go to the Doctors next week. Good luck in desiding what to do.





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Hi, about 3 years ago, I had a Hysterectomy, but only 3 Years later, I had a Prolapse of the Rectum into the Vagina (Rectocele), part of the rectum has dropped down (prolapsed) into the vagina. I do not wish to have bowel SURGERY, I do not want to have SURGERY AGAIN. I do not know what to do, it is getting worse, it is uncomfortable, can someone Help me.





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Hi i had double prolapse almost 5 years ago, and i have to say it was the worst day of my life, the surgeon cut through viens, that she shouldnt of, i needed Emergancy surgery after a massive bleed, thought i was goung to die. Ive had nothing but trouble from down there ever since, i would never have it done again if i needed to, i have suffered depression ever since that day

Further update, seen consultant today he said he will repair rectocele and cystocele and a possible hysterectomy which I only want if completely necessary. Got go for a scan to check uterus. Was completely shocked I asked how long the waiting list was and he said 4 yo 6 weeks. I live in Birmingham so it's all been sorted very quickly.





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Please can anyone recommend a doctor I can see for this condition I have had it for 3 years and it's got worse ! Fed up deppressed and living like this is completely debilitating ! Who doesn't poo for weeks even after taking laxatives ! Yet when I pass wind I wet myself ! But if I cough I do NOT wet myself ! Fed up of being fobbed off by doctors ! I want a solution ! Anyone know any im doctors or even European hospital ! I Hurd German doctors are good ! I have had uti infections galore and been in so many antibiotics from this ! Now enough is enough ! I know I have recoctele ! Now won't someone just listen to me operate and take it away ! My life consists of drinking 3 litres if water ! Gym ! Fibre ! Gluten free diet ! Every medicine you can think of ! I am sick of consiswmding doctors ! Just someone take away the pain ! And operate !





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This is a problem . See a colorectal surgeon , I think this is your best bet. I have one as well just diagnosed and I am taking a cruise 0n the 26th Feb 2015 which I am worried about. See specialist early January 2015. All the best with your health hope you find the right doctor

Katherine kobashi in Seattle specializes in this.b. She is amazing

I have been diagnosed with rectocele ... I have had physiotherapy and now been referred back to gynae for repair op.. I'm wondering how long the wait is for this operation. In NHS?





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Hi carol I was seen initially in august by gynaecologist pessary fitted to relieve symptoms. Seen consultant yesterday he told me he would repair rectocele waiting time for Birmingham womens hospital 4 to 6 weeks. Good luck.





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