What can a defecography diagnose?
MRI defecography is used to diagnose prolapse, incontinence, pelvic pain or constipation, and allows for a rapid evaluation.
What does a Defogram show?
A defecogram is a special x-ray exam that can detect problems with your pelvic floor and rectum with minimal risk and discomfort to you.
Is a rectocele visible?
SYMPTOMS. Most people with a small rectocele do not have symptoms. When the rectocele is large, there is usually a noticeable bulge into the vagina.
How is rectocele detected?
A special x-ray, called defecography, can also visualize and confirm a rectocele. During this exam, the patient will sit and be asked to defecate on a specially-designed commode after contrast material is instilled in the rectum, vagina and bladder.
Can a colonoscopy detect a rectocele?
Your caregiver will be able to find your rectocele by doing a physical exam. You may need other tests, such as a barium enema, colonoscopy, MRI, or ultrasound. Treatment may include a high fiber diet, biofeedback therapy, or estrogen medicine.
How do I prepare for Defecography?
There is no prep for an MR Defecography exam. It is okay for you to eat, drink, and take your medications as normal. What should I expect during the exam? MR Defecography lasts about 30 minutes.
Can you feel a rectocele with your finger?
You can insert a (clean) finger or two to feel for a rectocele. Place pressure on the back part of your vaginal wall so that you’re pressing the tissue closest to your rectum.
Will a pelvic ultrasound show a rectocele?
Two-dimensional ultrasound in the mid-sagittal plane allows a basic assessment of functional anatomy and is sufficient for the diagnosis of rectocele, enterocele, rectal intussusception, rectal prolapse and possibly anismus.
How successful is rectocele repair?
Studies show about 75% to 90% of patients have significant improvement but this level of satisfaction decreases over time.
What does a rectocele feel like to touch?
What does a rectocele feel like to touch? Your rectocele may be so slight that you can’t feel it. If the prolapse is more pronounced, it may feel like a bulge or lump in the back wall of your vagina. You can insert a (clean) finger or two to feel for a rectocele.