Anterior vaginal wall repair - Recovery
A/P repair; Vaginal wall repair; Anterior and/or posterior vaginal wall repair; Colporrhaphy- repair of vaginal wall; Cystocele repair
Before the Procedure:
Always tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription
During the days before the surgery:
- You may be asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), warfarin (Coumadin), and any other drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot.
- Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.
On the day of your surgery:
- You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the surgery.
- Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.
- Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.
After the Procedure:
You may have a catheter to drain urine for 1 or 2 days after surgery.
You will be on a liquid diet right after surgery. When your normal bowel function returns, you can return to your regular diet.
This surgery will usually repair the prolapse, and most times symptoms of prolapse will go away. This improvement will often last for years.
- Reviewed last on: 6/17/2010
- David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.
Herschorn S. Vaginal reconstructive surgery for sphincteric incontinence and prolapse. In: Wein AJ, ed. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 66.
Jia X, Glazener C, Mowatt G, et al. Efficacy and safety of using mesh or grafts in surgery for anterior and/or posterior vaginal wall prolapse: systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. 2008 Oct;115(11):1350-61.
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