A patient undergoing cystocele or rectocele surgery does not feel pain during the procedure because local or general anesthesia is administered prior to the surgery. However, patients experience vaginal discomfort for up... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Surgical techniques to repair a cystocele include tightening the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor and removing any excess tissue, Mayo Clinic explains. When the vaginal tissue is very thin, surgeons may also per... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Cystocele and rectocele repair surgeries are procedures to repair pelvic organ prolapse that usually occurs as a result of vaginal delivery, reports WebMD. Doctors can repair both conditions during the same surgery, appr... More » Health Women's Health
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After rectocele surgery, many women go home from the hospital after one or two days, regain normal bowel function within two to four weeks, and return to normal physical activity after six weeks, according to WebMD. Duri... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Nausea, dry mouth, vomiting, sore throat, shivering, sleepiness, mild hoarseness and pain are side effects of anesthesia following surgery, according to the Mayo Clinic. The probability of any of these side effects occur... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Urinary incontinence and fistula formation are possible complications in both cystocele and prolapsed uterus surgery, states WebMD. Rectal prolapse surgery risks include bleeding, bowel obstruction, infection, and damage... More » Health Women's Health Reproductive Anatomy

Patients undergoing surgery to repair a posterior prolapse, also called a rectocele, should expect some bleeding in the days following surgery, and need a urinary catheter for five days after surgery, says Memorial Sloan... More » Health Conditions & Diseases