Do you suffer from rectocele?

Do you suffer from rectocele?

K101 K101
I know this is a very touchy topic for someone who shows signs or has been diagnosed with rectocele or even other prolapse conditions. I wanted to ask the other lovely females here at EF since we're usually pretty open here. Have you dealt with this condition? I would really appreciate if any of you would be so kind as to share your story. How do/did you deal? Did you have surgery/plan to? What stage? How horrific is the surgery? Anything you can share that would shed light on it would be so appreciated. One big question I have is what does it feel like in the VERY beginning, before things get super noticeable?

I really don't like this, but since my late highschool years, I have had tiny signs of this awful condition! I'm only 22! I have never given birth, which is usually the main cause. I've never had serious injuries that would trigger it, and like I said, I was only a teen when I first started noticing something different. For years I thought it was just something that everyone felt down there, but did not talk about. Recently I came across the actual condition and learned what "splintering" is and all kinds of scary stuff.

Like I said, I have very small signs, maybe it's just something about my body period and not a bad condition. After getting paranoid about it today, I came to the conclusion that there could be a possibility that it's just the way I'm built. See, I don't have the visible signs or anything. I know things will start coming out and I don't have that at all. I just have the slightest "hill" on the inside. Say I put a finger in there, I feel a little hill that goes upward just slightly. Nothing protrudes or comes out or anything. Also, feeling of the "back wall" feels really tender and... thin? I don't know if everyone feels this way though.

I started thinking that IF for some reason it's a very minor condition of rectocele, perhaps the kegel balls would help? I have heard this, but never heard if there were anyone with results.

The reason I said it could be my build is because I remembered when I was diagnosed with endometriosis, my OB/GYN told me that due to my small size, things all of my organs are extremely close together. He didn't say it'd cause problems. Really the only thing he told me that could be considered problematic about it was that I'd never have a chance of giving birth naturally. That's not a worry of mine since I cannot carrry full term anyhow.

So maybe I am able to feel something slightly strange in there because my organs are super close together?

Also, my OB/GYN did laporascopic surgery only a little over a year ago. He did ultrasounds and all kinds of exams. So do you guys think he'd have noticed if I had a sign of this condition? I don't know if he would since it's not like I have anything certainly noticeable, but like I said, I've had these signs for years, so surely he may would have noticed something off?

And I get my exams every single year. Just had one several months ago. Would they have noticed something off in there?

I apologize for so many paranoid questions. I am always so careful about my health and don't like thinking anything is going wrong. It'd really help to hear from someone who has gone through this and could perhaps tell me how it went and what, if anything was noticed in the very beginning. A lot of people say it just happens. Like you wake up one day and the inside of your vagina is on the outside. But I would think this would be a gradual thing. Like it would start out with you feeling a little something inside there, and then eventuall drop out?

Thank you so much for any help or advice at all. You guys are always wonderful with advice.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I have had rectocele.
I DO have rectocele.
I have had surgery for this condition-- care to share?
I have never heard of this condition.
9
I have never had rectocele.
8
Other?
I have suspected that I had rectocele....?
Total votes: 17 (13 voters)
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EdenUser EdenUser
Probably googling would be better than polling people here.
07/21/2012
Tuesday Tuesday
You're inserting fingers in your vagina, right? Not in your anus? What I heard is the classic symptom is that you need to insert fingers in your vagina and push on the bulge in order to completely empty you bowels.

Your gyn will be able to tell you with complete certainty whether you have it at all. He/she will be able to tell you how strong your pelvic floor is too.

My suspicion is that it's just your anatomy and not a problem. You just seem way to young for that problem.
07/21/2012
Mascara Mascara
nope
07/29/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by EdenUser
Probably googling would be better than polling people here.
Why? I already KNOW what it is, I'm looking to learn about REAL people. Google isn't that reliable anyways.
08/12/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I had to google it to find out what it is. Did you ever get checked out? I hope you're okay..
09/02/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Your Ob would have noticed any abnormalities when he did the exam with his fingers. That is actually one of the things that he checks for. If you are really concerned call and make an appointment for this next week. The surgery is basically tightening everything up and sometimes putting in mesh to hold the walls together.
09/02/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
I've never heard of this. My well wishes to you.
09/10/2012
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