Can you have both a vaginal and rectal prolapse at the same time?
Yes! I'm 19 & I've had 14 surgeries for my jpouch & 2 of them were to fix a rectal prolapse, & I have another surgery coming up to fix my rectal and vaginal prolapse! My surgeon, at the Cleveland Clinic, sent me to physical therapy to try and naturally fix both of my prolapses now.
I found out Friday that I have a uterine prolapse as well as a bladder prolapse. I am not sure if I have a rectal prolapse. I see my urogynocologist on 2/2 to get his opinion. I have a ct scan this Wednesday to see what it shows.
How bad are your prolapses? Are you able to see any inside tissue trying to come out of vagina? I was told my uterus is 1" from the vaginal opening. I can't see my urethra.
Good luck! My rectal prolapse isn't too bad, but I also have a jpouch prolapse, that kinks sometimes. But my vaginal prolapse only moves a little bit, but enough to cause pain and lots of pressure after standing for a couple minutes. I was told that my pelvic floor was really tight & had a hard time relaxing due to prior surgeries, so my PT suggested doing kegels.
The kegels have definitely helped with the pain of the vaginal prolapse, it has definitely tightened things up a bit. Have your doctor do an internal exam, and check your muscles inside
I actually only have the 1/2" of a rectum and then the jpouch. I don't know what if anything is wrong with that.
When you say vaginal prolapse, are you talking about the uterus?
I'm so glad I found this post. I've been told I have a bladder prolapse and a level 1 uterine prolapse. Plus my uterus is retroflexed. Did either of your vaginal prolapsed cause you to have a hard time emptying your J pouch? I got my J pouch 18 months ago and I feel like I've been straining to empty ever since. I've been dilated for times and it didn't even feel like it helped the last time. Then I got an infection after that. So I haven't gone back in to get dilated. I sure would like to know what's causing this issue with not being able to empty my pouch very easily. My doctor has also suggested Physical Therapy but I haven't started yet.
Here is my update: I went to Dallas and saw a colorectal surgeon and he had me see high risk gynecologist and have a defecography test. Here is what I have found out so far: I have a rectal prolapse into the vagina, uterine prolapse, outlet obstruction which is causing stool to get stuck in the rectal stump and then causing cuts and breaks in the skin in the rectal area, I can not fully empty my pouch, small intestine has dropped all the way down and is getting pressed on by the uterus, the beginning of a bladder prolapse, pressure from uterus pressing on bladder making me think I need to urinate when my bladder is empty, I feel like my rectum is going to fall out of my body and I am sitting on a ball.
Doctors said I need a total hysterectomy (cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries). surgery to repair my rectal prolapse and not sure how they plan on fixing the other issues. I don't know if I can keep my j-pouch yet. They probably won't be able to figure that out until surgery. Right now I am waiting on a phone call for the date of my surgery. They will try and do it laproscopic but most likely will be cut open. (I have been cut open 5 times already.) 7 abdominal surgeries so far.
I have don't physical therapy in the past. The current issues need to be addressed surgically now.