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Pelvic Floor Repair

Pelvic Floor Repair - Symptoms

Pelvic Floor Repair - How to prevent?

Pelvic Floor Repair - Causes and Risk Factors

Pelvic Floor Repair - Diagnosis

Pelvic Floor Repair - Treatments

Pelvic Floor Repair - Preparing for surgery

​What Happens Before Surgery?

  1. Blood tests, electrocardiography (ECG) and a chest X-ray may be done to ensure that you are in optimal health for surgery.
  2. A hormonal preparation containing estrogen (i.e. cream or pessaries) may be given to you before the operation if you are already menopausal. This helps to improve your vaginal tissues for surgery and healing.
  3. You would generally be admitted one day before your surgery.
  4. You will be given preparation to clear your bowel and have the pubic area shaved.
  5. You are not allowed to eat or drink after 12 midnight.

What Happens In The Operating Theatre?

The surgery may be done under regional anaesthesia (which involves the injection of a local anaesthetic medicine into the spine to numb the lower half of the body) or general anaesthesia (when you would be asleep throughout the procedure). The anaesthetist will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both methods with you.

The surgery will be performed through the vagina. There will not be any visible scar on the abdomen.

At the end of the operation, the vagina will usually be packed with an antiseptic pack.

A catheter will be inserted into the bladder as there may be initial difficulty in urination after the procedure.

Painkillers, laxatives and antibiotics will generally be prescribed after the procedure.

Pelvic Floor Repair - Other Information

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