Hi ladies, I posted pictures of my colon, which is long and "extremely" redundant (the sigmoid & the transverse) When I had the sitz marker study, 13 of the markers were in the rectosigmoid area - the rest throughout the large colon. I had already had surgery for my prolapses, but the rectum remained prolapsed and my rectocele was still there. After MANY, MANY tests... I underwent surgery 9 weeks ago. They redid the rectopexy, and re sectioned my colon, removing the entire sigmoid and upper part of my rectum and vaginally repaired the rectocele . I'm some better, but still have trouble getting the stool out. never ending for me.... I kinda wish he removed the redundant, floppy transverse.. as I still have to take MiraLax everyday. sigh.. I guess things could be worse, but I sure was hoping to be much better after this surgery!
Chronic Constipation - last 20+ yrs.
Stage lll Pelvic Floor Prolapse ( rectocele, rectal, vaginal, bladder) Rectopexy, Sacral Colpopexy, TVT Sling - 8+ hr surgery - March 2009
Constipation increased, could not move bowels without excessive straining or laxatives - March 2009
TVT Sling Released - April 2009
Redundant, Twisted, Prolapsed colon found - causing mechanical obstruction Oct. 2009
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis & Revised Rectopexy - Dec. 2009
Perineorrhaphy & Posterior Colporrhaphy (rectocele repair) - Dec. 2009
Today - using MiraLax daily and things are much improved!