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@konniehoover @lisalucier I have been diagnosed as having a rectocele by a urogynecologist and a pelvic floor physical therapist. I actually saw the doctor for urinary incontinence, and that was discovered. Initially, I thought the rectocele was causing problems but now I am not too sure. I do not have constipation, I am the opposite. It does seem as if some feces may get caught in the rectocele and seep out later. When that is happening I do not go to my morning water aerobic classes, for obvious reasons. I have not felt pain or pressure from my problem.

My regular PCP and gynecologist know about my urinary incontinence but I have not had occasion to speak to them about the other and do not intend to. I realize they get reports from the urogynecologist but if they don't bring it up I won't either. I figure the specialist is dealing with it, and no need to involve them. Frankly, I find it embarrassing and uncomfortable. I asked my physical therapist about prolapse and I do not have that at all.

I hope the solutions to your problem are not too invasive, I will be interested in hearing what is said.

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I was sorry to hear not only that you were struggling with a rectocele but that you felt uncomfortable talking to your PCP about it. I find that my female provider (a nurse practitioner) makes me more comfortable than I was with male Drs.

Thanks for your response by the way. I have a rectocele as well. The problems I experience are bulging into the vagina, difficulty emptying my bowel and interference with intercourse. I have stool the gets left behind in mine like you. When I'm finally able to have softer stools, I have a little leakage as well. Sorry you have to deal with that. I find it a bit embarrassing that my husband knows about it. I manage to go to my morning water exercise class (seems we have that in common as well) by cleaning out with a small warm water enema. It helps.

The problem I originally wrote about appears to be an anterior enterocele. It's kinda rare compared to a posterior enterocele and I had to go to Yahoo search to find out a little bit about it. It's amazing what you can learn when you're determined to find answers. I still have to have it confirmed by the urogynecologist but I feel pretty certain my internet self diagnosis is on point.

If you want to talk about your issues or mine or have any questions I'm happy to chat with someone who's in the same boat. I'm planning on having the rectocele repaired and the enterocele as well. Hopefully they can do it at the same time.

Thanks again.