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”.
Different. In prolapse the rectum folds out of the anus. Recto else occurs with a weakness between the rectum and vagina.
Vagina and anus. First rectum bulges into vagina, the second rectum slides out through the anus.

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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...

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...

What is a rectal prolapse???

Rectum falls out. The entire rectum loosens and protrudes through the anus. I looks like a cauliflower hanging out of your anus. This requires surgical repair by a general or colorectal surgeon. Read more...

How do you fix rectal prolapse?

Surgery. Pelvic prolapse, and, specifically, rectal prolapse, can be caused by: pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, menopause, chronic cough (asthma), to name a few. The only effective and long-term treatment is surgery, but this is almost always out-patient, with a fairly quick recovery. Read more...

How is rectal prolapse diagnosed?

Physical exam. One can generally see prolapse by inspection while the patient is bearing down. Read more...
Examination. Rectal prolapse can be internal and not visible or external and visible. If external, it is usually obvious. You can see and feel a round lump of tissue the size of a base ball that you can push back in at the anus. Internal is seen on dynamic MRI or video defecography. Surgery is almost always indicated, but see you colorectal surgeon to discuss option. Read more...

Hi dr wt mean by rectal prolapse?

Falling out. Prolapse of the rectum is basically when the tissue that lines the rectum falls down and out the anus. Almost like a sleeve that turns inside out and falls down. Sometimes due to straining as with chronic constipation, othertimes due to collagen problems. Many reasons that this can happen, though it is rare. Read more...

Could rectal prolapse be dangerous?

Yes. Depending on its extent, it can be. It can lead to necrosis of the wall of the rectum. Also bleeding can occur. Read more...
Rarely. An incarcerated rectal prolapse is rare. That would be dangerous. Occasionally there can be major bleeding from a prolapse. In frail patients I usually don't repair it. . Read more...

What are symptoms of rectal prolapse?

Constipation. Constipation, straining and often you can feel part of your rectum bulging through the anus during bowel movements. Read more...
Anal mass. Rectal prolapse is the passage of a part of the rectum out through the anus. The patient usually becomes aware of something hanging out when it is time to wipe. Early on it may "reduce", or go back in, on it's own but as it enlarges it may need to be pushed back. Initially will only come out with bowel movements but later will come out with coughing etc. Usually will need surgery. Read more...