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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/20/2007 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi my name is Lucy,
I am scheduled to have a defectography test next week to see how big a rectocele is and if that is all that is going on. Is this test painful? I have just had my second pelvic prolapse surgery 3 months ago. The first surgery was one year ago then six months later everything fell again. This time mesh was used, but they think I still have a rectocele and a small cystocele.
Thank you for any information you can give me.

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 896
   Posted 5/20/2007 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lucy,
I'm assuming you're referring to a defogram?  It isn't painful at all.  It's a little humiliating but the radiologist and techs that did mine were quite professional so my embarrasment was minimal.
They will have you lie on your side and put some tubefulls of barium paste into your rectum, you may need to drink some barium first and wait 30 minutes (I did). Then they have you sit on a make-shift toilet with your side against the xray table and the radiologist tells you to hold the paste, let it out, etc...It only took about 15 minutes and my radiologist let me watch the whole thing on the screen and told me about my rectocele.  Then they let you go "expell" the rest and clean up.
Good luck, let us know how it goes! :-)
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/22/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   

The is LucyMarie,

Thank You all so very much for helping me through this rough time I appreciate you all so much!

Thank you again!

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