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Rectal Prolapse


How quickly did you recover from rectal prolapse surgery? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Denihubbell, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

Six months recovery is what I was told by my surgeon. It really never took. It was better at first then it seemed to come back slowly, and now it's been back as before, for a year. I had the rectal prolapse surgery back in 2003. I have not told my doctor about it coming back yet. I don't want to go through that again unless they have a new way to fix it. Surgery left me with a long scar from my belly button to the pelvic bone, and there is a chance it could come back within 10 years. It's been over that but my memory is as if it was a month ago. Hope they have some other way to fix this.

Comment from: L.K, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I had robotic rectopexy surgery 3 weeks ago for rectal prolapse and had immediate relief of symptoms with virtually no discomfort postoperatively. I was able to return to work last week and feel like a new person. Before surgery I was in constant pain for past 6 months and now I'm pain free.

Comment from: brad, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 21

It is 4 1/2 months after my rectal prolapse surgery and there is no improvement in my condition. Surgeon says everything is ok and it might take a year. Frustrating.

Comment from: Rahul, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 23

I was suffering from rectal prolapse and can't tell you what a horrible experience it was. Then thinking that getting a surgery would give me a solution, I opted for this. But the real problem started when after a few months of the surgery it again grew. I was totally disappointed.


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