Rectocele

What is Rectocele?

The term rectocele applies usually to the rectal herniation into the vagina in females. It may result after an injury or tear in the septum situated between the rectum and vagina. There are two main causes for this tear- childbirth and other is hysterectomy.

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I had a cyctocele,rectocele,bladder sling done 3 weeks ago { complete abdominal hystorectomy,ophentectomy,apendectomy 17 years ago} Question is I...

doctor1 MD

Hi.
NO, this is not normal at all, Visit the Surgeon as soon as possible.
This can be due a granuloma. Be nill orally, you may need to be examined...

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beside using pessaries , pushing the hernia through the vagina to help defecation or surgery for rectocele in a very senior patient,, what are the...

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for query,
As she is 99 yrs surgery for rectocele is not advisable.
Give regular mild laxative daily along with passaries.
Avoid...

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6 mos. ago I was diagnosed with a Stage 3 rectocele and a Stage 1 cystocele. My doctor has recommended surgery "when I am ready". I work as a...

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