What helps constipation from rectocele?

What helps constipation from rectocele?


  • Pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegel exercises, can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids and eating high-fiber foods can reduce constipation.
  • Avoiding any type of heavy lifting can also prevent a worsening of symptoms.

What laxative is good for rectocele?

The physicians at CCRH typically recommend a supplement such as Konsyl, which is over the counter and has 6 grams of fiber, or Konsyl Orange, which has 9 grams of fiber per teaspoon or packet. Other products like Metamucil and Citrucel typically have 3 grams or less per dose. Medications can often cause constipation.

What helps constipation after prolapse surgery?

You may use Milk of Magnesia or citrate of magnesium to help resume normal bowel function if you have no bowel movement by the third day after surgery. Do not use enemas or place anything into the rectum if you had rectal prolapse surgery. You may use enemas or suppositories if you did NOT have rectal prolapse surgery.

Does rectocele repair help with constipation?

Rectocele repair surgery (also called posterior wall repair) can strengthen and repair the damaged tissue and restore the rectum to its normal position. Vaginal childbirth, chronic constipation, and heavy lifting all increase your risk of rectocele.

What is considered a large rectocele?

If a rectocele is present, this study can document the size and the ability to completely empty the rectum. In general, if the rectocele is larger than 2 centimeters and/or has significant retention of contrast, it is considered abnormal.

How do I know if my rectocele repair has failed?

The presence of the following five symptoms was evaluated: prolonged and unsuccessful straining at stool, feelings of incomplete evacuation, manual assistance during defecation, false urge to defecate, and a stool frequency of less than three times per week.

How do you relieve constipation after surgery?

Relief from constipation after surgery is possible with the tips above. Be active, eat fiber, drink lots of water, and take a psyllium drink once a day to help get your system back on bowel track.

What should you expect after a rectocele surgery?

Most people who have enterocele or rectocele repair surgery don’t have problems after their surgery. After your surgery, you may experience: Pain. Vaginal bleeding. Infection. Injury to the bladder or ureters (tubes that take urine from the kidneys to the bladder) Incontinence (urinary leakage)

What is the best laxative to take after surgery?

Constipation treatments to try after surgery. After surgery, you should also plan to take a stool softener, such as docusate (Colace). A fiber laxative, such as psyllium (Metamucil), may also be helpful.

What is the recovery time for pelvic surgery?

The recovery period after the surgery generally requires no heavy lifting for approximately six to twelve weeks. While surgery can fix pelvic organ prolapse, it may not always fix all types of urinary incontinence.