Cystocele/Rectocele Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Cystocele/Rectocele treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Cystocele/Rectocele

Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. For the mildest cases of cystocele and rectocele, no treatment is needed. For more serious cases, treatment options include the following:

Activity Modification

  • Your doctor may suggest that you avoid heavy lifting
  • Kegel exercises (squeezing the pelvic floor muscles) may help to strengthen the muscles around the vagina and bladder
  • For rectocele-a diet that allows for easy passage of stools by adding fiber, liquids, and a stool softener if necessary


A pessary is a device that is inserted into the vagina. It can provide support to keep the bladder and/or rectum in place.

Estrogen Replacement Therapy

Adding estrogen may help strengthen the walls of the vagina after Menopause. It may be delivered in the form of pills, creams, or patches.


For severe cases, surgery may be needed to move the bladder or rectum back into place.

If you are diagnosed with cystocele or rectocele, follow your doctor's instructions.


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