Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

Prolapse - to have a repair or not please can anyone offer advice?

(7 Posts)
beanhead24 Thu 04-Dec-14 20:43:50

I have a posterior prolapse. The only 'symptom' I have is that I feel very very lax during sex. No incontinence, no pain, nothing else whatsoever.

It REALLY bothers me, but, sex isn't a massive part of our relationship & I just don't know if the op & recovery is worth it.

I have 2 DCs, one just a young toddler so definite implications with lifting etc.

Can anyone advise what the recovery is REALLY like? Will I be able to safely pick up my youngest who is 14months currently but big for age, after 2wks, 4wks, 6wks?? When would I be able to walk my oldest to school? 10mins each way.

Am so undecided! I want it sorted but it sounds quite major in terms of recovery sad

beanhead24 Fri 05-Dec-14 11:25:46


pinkfrocks Fri 05-Dec-14 11:26:35

I had a repair when my youngest was around 2.5. You should not lift for 6 weeks. if you do then you risk undoing the healing process. You should be able to walk quite soon afterwards as long as you don't do anything too strenuous.

A rectocele repair is not too bad I understand- I had that plus anterior plus uterine ( lifted.)
My DH was allowed to work from home for a while and my mum stayed for about 2 weeks. You ought not to lift anything heavier than a half-filled kettle, no pushing trolleys at shops, no unloading heavy bags, all that stuff.

If it's not bothering you then you could wait until your child was older.

beanhead24 Fri 05-Dec-14 12:42:23

Thanks pink, what were your symptoms if you don't mind me asking? And has it improved things for you?

pinkfrocks Fri 05-Dec-14 13:03:21

My symptoms were only a feeling of something bulging while walking at the end of a long day / walk , as if things were falling out, and unable to use tampons comfortably as they were positioned too low.
yes it has improved greatly. It is now almost 25 years ago since the op and I think techniques have improved too. I think if I described the improvement as 100% at the time, it's now around 80% as I think my uterus is slightly lower- but I'm managing that with HRT to keep things toned and pelvic floor exercises.

Frenchfrogbutt Sat 06-Dec-14 23:07:57

Hello just giving an opinion as i have a rectocele but didnt have any operation.
I wouldnt go yet for the surgery you are lucky enough to be symptom free! The op can be very painful and your kid is young.
Have you tried extensive physio ? Kegel 8 ? Hypopressive abdos ? IT can help .

imalostcause Sun 07-Dec-14 00:50:20

What is kegel 8, if you don't mind me asking?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: