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what does enterocele feel like

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Bulge, back pain: An enterocele is a hernia of the small bowel into the vagina. Traditionally, it has been described as causing back pain but in reality many women in t ... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Internal hernia-ish: Weakness in the pelvic muscles that support the innards can cause prolapse (bulging) of various organs, including the small bowel (enterocele), urinar ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Enterocele: Enterocele = prolapse of small bowel against vaginal wall.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Cologne
12 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Repair: Enterocele is when the small bowel dips down into the pelvis and may prolapse out the vagina or other opening. Laparoscopic techniques involve minimal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Great Q for Urogyn : Thanks for bringing up three very good questions. Our obgyn colleagues and subspecialists in urogynecology can answer this best. They see the natural ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Surgery.: An enterocele is a protrusion of the small intestines and peritoneum into the vaginal canal. This can be surgically treated by transvaginal approach ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
None that r good: Enteroceles may not cause symptoms (incidental finding); therefore, they may not require rx at all. No evidence that, say, yoga, pilates, tai chi, rol ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
When it is trapped: Fortunately, the enterocele is protruding into the vagina which is an expandable space. However, the bowel can still be trapped causing severe pain wi ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Highly variable: The symptoms from pelvic organ prolapse are highly variable. Some have lots of symptoms such as vaginal pressure and constipation. Others have none. T ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Too vague: Intestinal symptoms will usually be different than an enterocele symptom. If you could restate your question with your symptoms i could be more helpf ... Read More

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