If symptoms are minimal then no surgical treatment may be necessary. Keeping the stools soft and avoiding straining should help to prevent the rectocele getting larger. Sometimes glycerine suppositories will help emptying.
For most women who have a rectocele that is causing problems with bowel emptying a repair is recommended. At the Birmingham Bowel Clinic a trans anal rectocele repair is usually performed. If other types of pelvic floor weakness are identified, such as an internal prolapse (intussusception) or an enterocele, then an alternative technique such as a ventral mesh rectopexy may be suggested.
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L.M Strang. September 2011