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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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When do i know that i should go to the emergency with this

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when do i know that i should go to the emergency with this pain from a rectrocele
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
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How long have you been having pain?
How severe is the pain?
Where is the pain coming from?
Are you constipated?
Does the rectocele protrude? Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hs I am not constipated at the moment. The pain is worse thru the night when I lay on my side and especially when I sit down. The pain is inside up high
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
A rectocele doesn't generally cause pain. I think most likely the pain is from something else. I would try to see an OB/GYN doctor for evaluation and to figure out what is causing the pain. You might have an enterocele, which is where the small intestines herniate out through the vagina. It may be associated with a rectocele. If the enterocele is getting squeezed off, it can cause much pain.
Or perhaps there is something else causing the pain. Often the emergency room doctors may not be skilled at evaluating pain such as this, but they could help to determine how serious it is, and get you to a specialist if necessary.