Anterior and Posterior Colporrhaphy


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Anterior Colporrhaphy

Posterior Colporrhaphy

Postoperative Care for Anterior and Posterior Colporrhaphy

  • Pelvic rest
  • Avoid heavy lifting
  • Avoid constipation
  • Sitz baths
  • Catheterization with short-term urinary retention
  • Do not need to continue antibiotics after procedure prophylaxis

Contributing Authors

  • Chi Chiung Grace Chen, MD Associate Professor Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH Associate Professor University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Christine Vaccaro, DO Assistant Professor Madigan Army Medical Center Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences


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Developed in collaboration with Advancing Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Version 1.0
Posted October 2017