colonoscopy cant reviel a rectal prolapse in no way, cause it's a functional prob and the best test to show that is the defecography that presents what's going on in real time when we do the pushing, i assume you had that test before the rectal surgery.
the fact that drs can let us go on suffering for such a long time (YEARS actually) w/o being diagnosed kinda makes me lose my confidence in them, oh well, but we still need them blast.
the starr procedure is done through the anus, no cuts on the outside, so no incisions - that's one advantage for sure. in this procedure the surgeon like staples the rectum and that way removes the extra tissue that blockes the stools from passing. well that's roughly what i know.
did you mention to your dr the new feeling of pressure in your pelvic? i hope it's nothing and just the swelling as you said, but maybe you should talk to him just to make sure everything is fine down there. are you having trouble defecating again?
hope everything goes well for you.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction