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Had hysterectomy. Can there be a problem if the vaginal opening is closed?

Mar 2013
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Can there be a medical problem when the vaginal opening is closed? I am 75 & ave had a hysterectomy years ago & had vaginal repairs to the bladder, vaginal wall & rectal wall repair done 4 years ago.
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Posted Fri, 30 Aug 2013 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 12 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

No, this surgery is known as Le Forts' plication, where the anterior and posterior vaginal walls are sutured together, and the vaginal opening is closed.

Other than inability to have sexual intercourse, there are no other medical problems for the same.
In case of recurrent prolapse, and when the patient is at high risk for other more extensive surgery, this is an excellent option.

Do not worry on that score.

All the best.
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