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What does it mean to have a rectocele prolapse?

What does it mean to have  a rectocele prolapse?

Herniation: The rectum is herniating into the floor of the vagina producing a "bulge". It is repaired via surgery and may cause constipation or fecal retention if not treated. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Hulse
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Rectocele (Definition)

Rectocele is an outpouching of the rectum into the wall of the vagina due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more


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I have got a rectocele prolapse. What will the doctors do to sort it?

I have got a rectocele prolapse. What will the doctors do to sort it?

Physical exam.: The evaluation of a rectocele is a good history and a physical exam. Some doctors will examine you in the stirrups and standing. A rectocele is often diagnosed in conjunction with a cystocele, uterine prolapse or vaginal prolapse. You will have options for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rectocele prolapse?

What is the treatment for rectocele prolapse?

Rectocele is treatef: In different ways. Pelvic floor exercises, a pessary or surgery are possibilities. You need to see a gyn or urogynecologist for an evaluation and discussion of what is right for you. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Rectocele prolapse, what are the symptoms please and what causes this? I've given birth once, could I have this after one vaginal delivery?

Rectal protrusion : A rectal prolapse can be a serious problem. There should be a protrusion from the rectum. Unlike a hemorrhoid, which is usually in one location, a prolapse involves the entire circumference of the rectum. It can happen after a single delivery. Sounds like you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Compare rectocele and rectal prolapse?

Compare rectocele and rectal prolapse?

Vaginal vs. Anal: A rectocele is bulging of the rectum towards the vagina (thus creating a "bulge" in the vagina, and possibly difficulties having a bowel movement). It is due to a weakening of the connective tissue between the rectum and vagina. Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it “inside out”. ...Read more

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Im suffering from rectocele and bladder prolapse. What kind of doctor do I see and what are the options?

Im suffering from rectocele and bladder prolapse. What kind of doctor do I see and what are the options?

Experienced: Most prolapse surgery is done by gynecologists specially trained and experienced in pelvic prolapse repair. Those who have chosen to do that exclusively are called urogynecologists. This is a relatively new subspecialty and lots of very experienced prolapse surgeons are not urogynecologists. You should go first to your general ob/gyn for initial evaluation. Some urologists also deal with this. ...Read more

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What are treatments/surgery for my rectal prolapse and rectocele? I'm 77.

Rectocele: Surgery for rectal prolapse is different then surgery for rectocele. Rectocele can be corrected by vaginal approach and can be considered as outpatient procedure. Rectal prolapse needs to be corrected by abdominal approach and can be performed by laparoscopy or robot-assisted. ...Read more

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I have cystocele(gr1), rectocele(gr3) and rectal prolapse thru anus. What procedure is best method and what is best specialist to perform op? Thanks.

I have cystocele(gr1), rectocele(gr3) and rectal prolapse thru anus. What procedure is best method and what is best specialist to perform op? Thanks.

To urologist / uro-.: Go to experienced urologist or uro-gynecologist for evaluation and surgical correction with modern available concept and procedures. Remember: Corrective surgery is not to cure, but apply what your body/tissue can do so to put together for better anatomical alignment and functional restoration. And aging will still weaken tissues leading to recurrence. So, be realistic although great improving... ...Read more