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Dr. Michael Hulse answered:

What is the treatment for rectocele?

You have options.

Culdocentesis
A rectocele is often asymptomatic and does not need to be repaired. A pessary is a device that is inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic structures - this can be used to treat a rectocele. Surgery can also be performed to repair a rectocele. Be sure your surgeon has a lot of experience with pelvic floor surgery.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

No

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Inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall of the groin, and is unrelated to a rectocele, which is part of a spectrum of pelvic floor muscle weakness. You can have both entities present, but they ate not related. Hope this helps.
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Compare rectocele and rectal prolapse?

Different

Prolapse
In prolapse the rectum folds out of the anus. Recto else occurs with a weakness between the rectum and vagina
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Can you tell me about rectocele surgery?

Two general methods

Culdocentesis
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 rectocele can be repaired with sutures but comes back frequently. It can also be repaired with mesh. This technique may not come back as often but can have other complications.
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What is a rectocele and how can it be fixed?

Poor support

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Rectocele:; lack of pelvic support allows rectum ("straight") to sag and bulge to the front, into the vaginal vault. Rectum is no longer straight and can not effectively transmit force, or transport stool out. Ber down and things bulge-kind of like pushing a rubber band. Sometimes physical therapy may help; often surgery needed. (good results generally).
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Dr. Abraham Morse answered:

What is the treatment for rectocele prolapse?

Rectocele is treatef

Pessary
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.
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How long is recovery from a rectocele repair ?

Relatively short

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You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively short. You should be up and walking the day after surgery. You may experience some vaginal and rectal discomfort and pressure. You may be back to relatively normal activities except for heavy lifting and sexual activity within a couple of weeks.
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What does it mean to have a rectocele prolapse?

Herniation

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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.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

What are common rectocele operation side effects?

Depends whether mesh

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is used which can be associated with infection, erosion of the mesh or rejection. Also making the sphincter too tight either with or without mesh can cause an outlet obstruction to varying degrees. Discuss this with the surgeon who will perform the surgery before you agree to the procedure.
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Posterior repair rectocele back to work few days?

Depends

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Probably but the answer depends on the surgical technique , how extensive the repair and what kind of job you have. Discuss specifics with your surgeon
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