I'm 49 years old. Had twin girls 29 years ago. A very rough natural delivery. Last 2-3 years have had incontenince problems, doc forwarned me that I may have to have surgery in the future to fix the problem. In Aug. 2006, I coughed (from alergies) and felt something fall/drop. Went to my obgyn and was told my bladder did drop. By Oct. I could see it. Nov. 6th (2006) had my uterus only removed and my bladder lifted (sling attached to my pelvic bones). The procedure was done vaginally. Had back pain and right side pain during recovery. Went for my 5 wk post op checkup and my doc noticed that now I have rectocele too. He said that "nothing could be done for that though"????
He okay'd me to to resume normal activities. I started walking on the treadmill and some stretching exercises and after a week had severe pulling on my right side. Stopped my exercising, dealt with the pain for a week then had to go back to see my doc. He check my vaginally and did some snipping up there and had me go in for a vaginal ultralsound. I was told I had a small cyst on my right ovary to come back in two weeks that they go away. The snip helped the pulling pain I felt but now I feel like I'm dropping again. I have pain during a bowel movement and have to go twice a day to fully empty. My two week checkup showed that the cyst did disappear, but I didn't see my doctor, I was only scheduled with the ultrasound lady. I'm not that aggressive with questions for my doctor and I'm wondering now if the surgery didn't work. I'm wondering if anyone else had a similar experience or can give me some direction. I've never heard of cystocele or rectocele until it happened to me. I'm not sure what to do next. Can't seem to find good direction searching the internet. Or even hope!
Do I need to get a second opinion?? Will I have to have surgery again? Can rectocele be fixed too? I'm getting very worried that I'll be this way forever. Will I be able to go golfing?? Guidance would be appreciated!