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Posterior repair for vaginal prolapse aims to tighten the support tissues between your vagina and bowel, and remove any bulge in your vagina.
A posterior prolapse can cause a sensation of 'something coming down', the feeling of not having fully emptied your bowel and the need to press on the back wall of your vagina to fully empty your bowel. It can also cause discomfort when having sex and difficulty keeping a tampon in.
A posterior prolapse is usually caused by childbirth. However, sometimes the problem can happen in women who have never been pregnant.
Usually you only notice the problem after the menopause.
Your gynaecologist will make a cut in the back (posterior) wall of your vagina so they can push your bowel back into place. They will then use stitches to tighten the support tissues along the length of the back wall of your vagina. Your gynaecologist will need to cut away a small part of the vaginal wall so they can remove excess tissue.
If the muscles on either side of the entrance to your vagina are weak, your gynaecologist will use stitches to tighten them (perineal repair).
Author: Mr Jeremy Hawe MBChB MRCOG Illustrations: Medical Illustration
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Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.
|Patient pathway||Initial consultation||Diagnostic Investigations||Main treatment||Post discharge care||Guide price|
|Hospital fees||N/A||Not included||£4,800||Included||£4,800|
|Consultants fees from||£200||N/A||Included||Included||£200|
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