HOW IS A RECTOCELE DIAGNOSED?
A physical exam usually diagnosis a rectocele, although specialized xrays may be needed.
WHEN SHOULD A RECTOCELE BE TREATED?
When symptoms become significant, treatment is suggested.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Medical treatment includes a bowel management program to decrease straining. Fiber and increased fluid intake help.
Surgical treatment is performed through the rectum, vagina, and/or the skin between the two.
WHO SHOULD TREAT MY PROBLEM?
Both colon and rectal surgeons and gynecologists are equipped to handle this problem. If the symptoms are mostly rectal, a colon and rectal surgeon should be consulted. If the symptoms are mostly vaginal, the a gynecologist should be involved.