| | both a rectocele and cystocele
Hello, All, I have both a rectocele and cystocele. I discovered both about two years ago. I had no symptoms at that time except bulging out of my vagina. I'm now experiencing discomfort almost constantly - definitely not pain - but discomfort. I always feel as though I have to urinate and often feel like I need to have a bowel movement. I have no incontinence. I've seen two gynecologists. One would make an incision between the anus and the vagina and operate from that point using surgical mesh for the repair - the other would operate through the vagina and not use surgical mesh. The first surgery sounds absorlutely barbaric to me but I'm hesitant to not use the mesh to reinfore the surgery as I am a chronic cougher due to COPD.
I am concerned about after effects of the surgery. From what I've read in this forum intercourse may or may not be in my future after surgery. Noone has mentioned the ability to have sexual climax. I can see that the mesh might interfere. Does it? Also, one of the gynecologists mentioned minor incontinence after surgery. Has anyone had that experience? I have none now. And last but certainly not least, should the surgeon be a gynecologist, urologist, urogynecologist or colorectal surgeion? What a great forum. Where else could you ask such intimate questions from others with the same problem. Thanks to you all.