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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relatively short: You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gets worse: Rectoceles are not "dangerous" but they can certainly be very uncomfortable. They will not get better on their own, but if you avoid straining, they d ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
Continued symptoms.: If you are not having symptoms from your rectocele then i would not have it repaired. Noone can tell you exactly what is going to happen with your re ... Read More
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience Urogynecology
Rarely anything bad: There is very little risk with an untreated rectocele. Surgery should be based on your symptoms and how much you are bothered by them. Rectoceles ca ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rectocele: Rectocele = herniation rectum through wall of vagina.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Some difficulty w/BM: Rectocele is essentially a "ballooning" of the rectal wall, most often toward the vagina, due to weakened supporting tissues. More comon after pregna ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
Varies.: A rectocele is often asymptomatic. You may feel something bulging at the vaginal opening, vaginal pressure, discomfort or low back pain. Some women ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Depending on how long ago the surgery was performed and the degree of severity of the rectocele.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May get worse: A rectocele - the rectum bulges into or out of the vagina, may or may not get worse without surgery. Ways to decrease the symptoms of a rectocele i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Two general methods: Rectocele is basically a hernia of the rectal wall into the vagina. Many women have no symptoms from rectocele and do not need repair. Symptomatic r ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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What the surgeon say: Your surgeon will give you all the information both pre / post op. Ask all your questions up front and be informed
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not a simple answer: At a certain level, mild rectocele is normal and should not be treated. If you have a rectocele that is symptomatic, you will feel that you have an ... Read More

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