Definition: Small bowel prolapse, also called enterocele (EN-tur-o-seel), occurs when the small intestine (small bowel) descends into the lower pelvic cavity and pushes at the top part of the vagina, creating a bulge. The word "prolapse" means to slip or fall out of place.
Symptoms: A pulling sensation in your pelvis that eases when you lie down, A feeling of pelvic fullness, pressure or pain, Low back pain that eases when you lie down, A soft bulge of tissue in your vagina, Vaginal discomfort and painful intercourse (dyspareunia).
Statistics: Ostomy creation is a common surgical procedure performed by a variety of surgical specialties. Complications associated with stomas are frequent and run the gamut from technical, mechanical, physiologic, and psychologic. The impact of these complications ranges from simple inconvenience to life threatening. The majority of these complications may not occur for years following creation of the stoma. In this article, the author reviews many of the late complications associated with stomas and options regarding their management.