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What is the treatment for rectocele?

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Dr. Amit Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: You have options.

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.

In brief: You have options.

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.
Dr. Michael Hulse
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Repair

Transanal or transvaginal surgical repair. Either a colorectal surgeon or gynecologist.

In brief: Repair

Transanal or transvaginal surgical repair. Either a colorectal surgeon or gynecologist.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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