Pelvic floor dysfunction can manifest in many ways. The most obvious of these is when the rectum protrudes outside of the anus. This is called “External rectal prolapse”. Pelvic floor dysfunction can also cause a number of other symptoms, such as constipation or the sensation of incomplete emptying, often called “Obstructed Defaecation”. These symptoms may be due to incomplete, or “internal”, prolapse (where the rectum almost, but not quite protrudes outside the anus) or a “rectocoele” (where there is a weakness between the front of the rectum and back of the vagina). The diagnosis can often be difficult to make and often requires a combination of a detailed history, examination, special x-ray tests and often an examination under anaesthesia.
Mr Eugene Ong has trained with the world’s leading experts in pelvic floor dysfunction and is able diagnose and manage your Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, be it Rectal Prolapse, Rectocoele or Obstructed Defaecation. He is able to advise you of conservative and medical therapy and also perform surgery such as Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexy where indicated. Please click on the button below to learn more.
For an information sheet about rectal prolapse produced by the CSSANZ please click the button below.Information Sheet
For more information on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Rectal Prolapse and Rectocoele, please click on the buttons below to be taken to the ASCRS website.