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What is the treatment for rectocele?

What is the treatment for rectocele?

Rectocele repair: Either a pessary or surgery. A pessary is a small flexible support that is placed into the vagina -- it holds everything in place, but does not cure the underlying problem. The only way to definitively treat the problem is to undergo a surgical repair which may or may not involve a resuspension of the vagina (if you already had a hysterectomy) or a hysterectomy (if your uterus is also falling). ...Read more

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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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What options are there for treatment of a rectocele?

What  options are there for treatment of a rectocele?

Many: Speak with a colorectal or specialized urogynecologist. It depends on the size and your previous history. ...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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One of the answers for rectocele treatment included the words vaginal pessary . What is this?

Support device: Pessary is a device that comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and is inserted into the vagina to provide support to the pelvic organs. A pessary can be an effective nonsurgical method of treatment for prolapse. ...Read more

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

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 had multiple children and have possible rectocoele. What are some treatment options? Running long distances has become problematic!

Options: Treatment options include non surgical, pessary and pelvic floor therapy, and surgical options. Surgery may include classical repairs with imbrication of muscles & tissues, site specific repairs, or repairs with the use of absorbable graft or permanent mesh. Most repairs are done vaginally. Repairs can be done laparoscopic or robotic assisted when combined with other repairs for prolapse. ...Read more

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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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What are common rectocele operation side effects?

What are common rectocele operation side effects?

Depends whether mesh: 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rectocele/cystocele repair && tvt?

What to do if I have rectocele/cystocele repair && tvt?

Not sure of your: question. have you had these operations or are you considering it? You can request a consult with me on Health Tap Concierge if you would like to have a more in-depth conversation ...Read more