Repair of Rectocele or Enterocele
Why It Is Done
Surgical repair of rectoceles and enteroceles is used to manage symptoms such as movement of the intestine that pushes against the wall of the vagina, low back pain, and painful intercourse. An enterocele may not cause symptoms until it is so large that it bulges into the midpoint of the vaginal canal.
Rectocele and enterocele often occur with other pelvic organ prolapse, so tell your doctor about other symptoms you may be having. If your doctor finds a bladder prolapse (Reference cystocele Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window), urethral prolapse (Reference urethrocele Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window), or Reference uterine prolapse Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window during your routine pelvic exam, that problem can also be repaired during surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology