I am an 82 year old woman who has a very large rectocele that protrudes into the genital area and also interferes with defecation. The recommendation is for Leforte Colpectomy/Colpocleisis surgery. Is this appropriate and if not, what would be an alternate solution?
It is important for women with prolapse to do the following:
- Avoid constipation
- Avoid weight gain
- Avoid straining
- Keep the pelvic muscles strong with Kegel exercises
You can discuss pessary treatment with your physician.
All My Best,
February 26, 2015 at 5:56pm