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My older sis needs prolapse surgery. She tells me a nurse or physiotherapist (not sure exactly which) told her that prolapse surgery only lasts for between five and ten years, then you have to have it repeated. I have never heard this before - is it true?? Sis is 62 btw so menopausal.
I had a repair done about 17 years back. It depends how bad the problem is and what type of prolapse- I suspect it is not to bad if she didn't feel anything herself.
I was in hospital for a week and told not to do anything heavy or lifting for 6 weeks- running after 10 days must have been a very minor one is all I can say!
You don't HAVE to have a hyster. for prolapse in older age it depends a lot on the dr and also on what you prefer. Removing the uterus can actually cause further problems- like vaginal vault prolapse. She needs to discuss it all with her dr.
I've had surgery for a bladder and bowel prolapse, not uterine, but I wasn't told I'd have to have it repeated, more that I might need to if I did anything to aggravate it - have more children mainly. The one thing I was told was that with each successive surgery the chances of it working get less, you can't keep repairing it.
Fuck me, this topic scares me! I had my prolapse after DD's birth at 26 and now at nearly 33 it is becoming slightly more difficult. I have a ring pessary and if I didn't my prolapse would protrude out of the vagina. On a really bad day my coil wires protrude 3cm or so outside. My gynae only wants me to have a repair when I am certain I am ready and my family is complete as she has suggested that the success rate is somewhat less than 100%.
sued- my op was all done internally-no cutting open- it was still no running, lifting, driving, ( for a couple of weeks)etc etc until all healed. I was very fit too- but any pressure put strain on the pelvic floor.