General Notes and Precautions
THINGS ABOUT THE A-P VAGINAL REPAIR YOU SHOULD KNOW
- The Anterior-Posterior Vaginal Repair is a surgery that removes the excessive anterior and posterior vaginal wall tissues bulging into the vagina as well as for the treatment of bladder and rectum prolapse. Consequently, the Pelvic Organ Prolapse or Vaginal Relaxation will be corrected and the vagina will become more tightened.
- The A-P Vaginal Repair has limitations and cannot guarantee 100% results and satisfaction because there are many factors affecting the surgery’s success. It is recommended that you obtain the approval of your spouse before surgery, as marriage problems and misunderstanding may occur due to refraining from sexual intercourse.
- In case of unexpected surgical results or complications, corrective surgery is an option and will be discussed between you and the surgeon.
ABOUT URINARY STRESS INCONTINENCE AND THE A-P VAGINAL REPAIR
- A-P Vaginal Repair is not a permanent solution to Urinary Stress Incontinence, it may occur or experienced again by the patient 5 years after the surgery.
BEFORE THE A-P VAGINAL REPAIR PROCEDURE
- Dr. Vitasna will conduct a health history, general check-up and internal check-up. If you have vaginal fungal or bacterial infection, you should completely undergo treatment before the procedure to avoid wound infection.
- Those who have immunodeficiency and pregnant women nor plan to become pregnant in the next 3 months are not allowed to have this procedure despite no research about the disadvantages during pregnancy and the newborn.
- In case of existing diseases or drug allergies, please inform Dr. Vitasna or our staff before the procedure.
- Dr. Vitasna will educate the patient with the methods of the procedure and some potential post-operative complications prior to decision-making.
- One of the most important preparations you should know is that you should take a rest (refraining from work) and be still for at least 5-7 days after the procedure to enable the wound to heal faster. Avoid constipation to reduce pressure on the vaginal wall. You may move around 1-2 weeks after the procedure to avoid wound disruption.
- You should refrain from some types of exercise affecting pelvic muscle movement, such as speed running, yoga, swimming, sit-ups and weight training for lower part of the body for 6 weeks after the procedure.