Investigation for a Rectocele
It is important to make sure that it is the rectocele that is causing the bowel problem. Most women will require some form of endoscopic examination of the bowel either by flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to ensure that it is otherwise healthy.
The most useful test for the rectocele itself is a videoproctogram . This should confirm that there is a bulge and that it is causing trapping. It is also useful to ensure that there are not any other areas of prolapse such as an internal prolapse (intussusception) or an enterocele which would require treatment at the same time.
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Paul O'Brien. November 2011