rectal prolapse

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Lawd
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I've got major case of rectal prolapse since coming out of lower back surgery 3 months ago. Hurts and burns so bad, cant even sit long. Terrible pressure in bowels even when I dont have bowel movement.
Scheduled for surgery via rectum, not abdomen, on 5/27. What can I expect? Complications? Recover time? Is it unreasonable to plan on a 3 hour trip with someone else driving a week after surgery? And what can I do to be more comfortable at home until the surgery. Warm baths were advised and they help for a while, then pain seems to get worse. Can I put off surgery a while to see if home remedies help?
Ever so grateful.

jackarat
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   Posted 5/17/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
hi lawd i had rectal prolapse a couple of years ago and had surgery to repair it , i know the pressure you are talking, about even sitting is uncomfortable , i also had surgery via rectum -they stripped the mucosal layer and sewed the bowel back in it only took about three quarers of an hour to repair .
my recovery from the op was ok i was able to eat and drink as soon as i woke up, and stayed in the hospital for two days , when i needed a bowel action after that was extermely painful for 4 weeks it did feel like labor contractions at times , but i suffered from chronic constipation and that is what caused my prolapse in the first place .
i know you can try various exercises like pelvic floor , but drs suggest you do it with a trined therapist to make sure you are contracting the right muscles , i tried these for a year but didnt make any difference , the surgery was well worth it in the end as i had my prolapse for 8 yrs before my gastro took any notice and examined me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
good luck hope you find some relief soon jackarat

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   Posted 5/17/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't know what kind of surgery your surgeon is planning for you, but i had the STARR procedure for major rectal prolapse 2 yrs ago. like you, jacharat, i had it for about 10 yrs till my drs paid any attention to my complaints. isn't it frustrating?
in any event, all surgeries for rectal prolapse are not supposed to be too comlicated and the recovery at the hosp is about 1-2 days. you can eat what ever you want right after the surgery. after a week or so i felt great and was told that after 3 weeks i can lift heavy stuff and do what ever i wanted.

good luck to you!!
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


jackarat
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   Posted 5/18/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
hi hodaya it certainly was frustrating, my gastro used to tell me it was a pile hanging out even though he had never taken a look only time he ever came near my bum was when he did a colonoscopy and as i was asleep and lying down- my prolapse wasnt visible then!
iwhat is the starr procedure ? i am not sure what way mine was repaired , i had a hysterectomy last week and feel as though my prolapse is happening again , not sure if its the internal swelling off the surgery putting pressure on my bum or something else
i thought my floppy bowel would of had more room to lie around (LOL )

thanks jackarat

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   Posted 5/19/2009 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
jackarat,
colonoscopy cant reviel a rectal prolapse in no way, cause it's a functional prob and the best test to show that is the defecography that presents what's going on in real time when we do the pushing, i assume you had that test before the rectal surgery.

the fact that drs can let us go on suffering for such a long time (YEARS actually) w/o being diagnosed kinda makes me lose my confidence in them, oh well, but we still need them blast.

the starr procedure is done through the anus, no cuts on the outside, so no incisions - that's one advantage for sure. in this procedure the surgeon like staples the rectum and that way removes the extra tissue that blockes the stools from passing. well that's roughly what i know.

did you mention to your dr the new feeling of pressure in your pelvic? i hope it's nothing and just the swelling as you said, but maybe you should talk to him just to make sure everything is fine down there. are you having trouble defecating again?

hope everything goes well for you.
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


jackarat
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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
hi and thank you , i havent had a defecography ever i really just had to strain and out it plopped so maybe thats why i never had one
i had the surrgery to repair through my anus as well so recovery was very good , like i said though because of the colonic inertia trying to have a bowel motion was excruciating , so then my gastro had me drinking bowel prep 2 litres once a week plus other powder stuff that tasted disgusting, i cant believe now that i drank this crap for nearly three yrs and got sicker and sicker till i finally had enough .
i got a new doctor and he immediatley said should have a ileostomy , that was 10 months ago and i have been feeling great ever since.
there are good doctors out there hodaya , maybe we should shop around more when searching for a one , kinda like hen we buy anything new !!!!
jackarat

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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   

well, if out it popped, then i guess it's obvious enough and no need to do the test..? mine was an internal prolapse, it wasn't coming out, but was totally blocking the way out.

my gi also wanted me to drink that prep stuff on a daily basis, only that i tried it for 2 days and it's not working for me.. it just turns everything in my colon into water, but nothing come's out and it keeps sloshing inside for days if i don't force it out and that can also take days to do that.... uurrrggg.. very exhausting, so he gave up on that one. gosh you poor thing, i cant believe he made you drink this for 3 yrs, it must have been so horrible for you sad

though i'm so happy for you that your surgery went well and enables you to finally have a better quality of life. you deserve it after suffering for so long.

thanks for the comforting. i hope i'll do my shopping wisely, hehe..


Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction

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