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Enterocele repair: is hysterectomy really neccessary?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 26, 2008
  • 11:49 PM

I have a large enterocele, small rectocele, grade four internal and external hemmerhoids as well as varicose veins in my labia. These all result from chronic lifelong constipation from a casein allergy. My gynecologicist and rectal specialists want to operate on me to repair the enterocele, and rectal prolapse, while doing a perionotomy and varicose vein tie-off at the same time. I do not have uterine prolapse.

The gynecologist tells me that neither she nor the other specialists that she has referred with have ever seen enterocele without uterine prolapse, before, and that they all recommend that I have a hysterectomy when I get the enterocele repaired. In fact, the gynecologist said that it was neccessary to get to the enterocele to repair it. She has also said that to keep it in would most likely cause problems in the future and make redoing of the repair neccessary.

I will keep my ovaries and cervix.
I am 39 years old, no pregnancies.

I would like to be reassured that it is really neccessary to get the uterus taken out.

I trust her, and respect her opinion and that of the other specialists that she has conferred with. However, the idea of any surgery terrifies me, and I was not prepared to hear that I would be losing my uterus. I have uterine orgasms and would hate to lose my already tenuous ability to orgasm.
If it's really important to get the uterus taken out at the same time as the repairs, I'll get it done, but I would feel better if I could get the opinions of others who have either been in the same situation, or who have medical knowledge that confirms my doctors opinion.


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