Enterocele and Sigmoidocele Treatment

If symptoms are minimal then no surgical treatment may be necessary. Keeping the stools soft and avoiding straining should help to prevent the enterocele or sigmoidocele getting larger. Sometimes glycerine suppositories or small enemas will help emptying.

For most women who have an enterocele or sigmoidocele that is causing pressure symptoms or problems with bowel emptying, a repair is recommended. At Birmingham Bowel Clinic a ventral mesh rectopexy is usually performed. This operation will also address the other types of pelvic floor weakness that frequently coexist, such as an internal prolapse (intussusception) or a rectocele.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email enquiries@birminghambowelclinic.co.uk
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