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Hi, Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHer. I'm so sorry you're having this problem. Let's see what we can find for you.

Painful intercourse is listed as a possible side effect of the surgery, but it doesn't seem to be common, especially not two years past surgery. Because the bladder and vagina are next to one another, it's easy to see how it could happen, though. My thoughts are that something is pulled too tight, perhaps, leaving no room for flexibility during intercourse. Is this what it feels like?

Have you asked your doctor about this pain? What does she or he say about it?

Was your procedure the vaginal sling procedure? Or an open abdominal procedure?

I couldn't find references to bladder lift reversal or cystocele reversal; I am assuming that once it's done, to reverse it would leave you in worse shape (regarding incontinence) than you were to begin with, and that instead of reversing it, a doctor would simply try to do it again in such a way that you had more comfort. I would like to submit your question to one of our experts to see what they might say. Please get back to me with what your doctor has said about this and what sort of procedure you had, and I'll see if we can get someone who is familiar with this surgery to weigh in for you.

June 10, 2009 - 9:11am


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