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How is a recrocele investigated? How is a recrocele investigated?

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Unread 02-18-2003, 10:35 PM
How is a recrocele investigated?

Hi Ladies

Thank you for your continued support. My question is I suspect I have a rectocele & how will it be diagnosed?

Just trying to get my head round this before i visit the gastroentologist? Like to know what is in store for me.

Thanks Tina 2 xxxxxxxxxxx
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Unread 02-18-2003, 11:02 PM
How is a recrocele investigated?

Hi Tina! My gyn diagnosed mine with an internal exam. I had a prolapsed uterus which was visible (to put it mildly); she inserted a couple of fingers, pushed the uterus up out of the way and felt along the back wall of the vagina and found the rectocele (same deal for the cystocele in front).
Hope this helps!
Unread 02-19-2003, 10:18 AM
How is a recrocele investigated?

Be sure to tell your doc what you suspect or they may not check thoroughly enough. Anticipate a rectal exam since they can be easier to detect that way. You will be asked to strain, cough etc to see if it bulges...

There as an xray procedure called defecography that can give a definitive (quantitative) diagnosis, but not all hospitals perform this test and while it doesn't really hurt it can be somewhat embarrassing. Of course NONE of here has had any humiliating procedure done, EVER.
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Unread 02-19-2003, 05:16 PM
Thank you

Thank you ladies for your replies, it really helps to be able to get information from those who have been through this before. I can cope with most everything if I know what to expect prior. I am just recovering from my 5th op in 2 years so am starting to get weary of this road & emotionally have to brace myself for every test & surgery as you can imagine I just feel a bit worn out with coping with it all.

Thanks I am going to start a detailed diary of symptoms in a couple of weeks time, just give myself time to get over this surgery first. That way I wont forget to metion my suspicions & it will present as detailed picture as possible

You are all so wonderful & caring here
Thanks Tina 2 xxxxxxxxxxx

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