Introducing a New Option for Treating Rectocele/POP

Most patients with low-grade rectocele/POP experience symptoms only during bowel movements. Non-surgical therapies that require continuous wear, like pessaries, can be burdensome and excessive for these patients. Releve offers these patients a new first-line therapy option to eliminate the symptoms of obstructed defecation due to rectocele/POP. The significant benefit of Releve is its use only during bowel movements, eliminating the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing a device continuously for extended periods. After a bowel movement, the device is removed, cleaned, and stored for the next use.

Releve can be used as an initial management tool for incomplete evacuation and voiding, and it can be combined with other therapies such as diet modification, biofeedback, or pelvic floor physical therapy. Designed for convenience, Releve is washable, reusable, and latex-free.

Why Recommend Releve? 

  • Reduced Straining: Minimize the effort required during bowel movements.
  • More Complete Bowel Movements: Achieve a fuller evacuation.
  • Less Time Spent on the Commode: Reduce the duration of bathroom visits.
  • Fewer Trips to the Bathroom: Decrease the frequency of bathroom use.
  • Discreet and Reusable: Convenient with immediate results.
  • Releve is latex-free

Watch Ultrasound Videos of Releve in Use

Ultrasound imaging was utilized to demonstrate how temporary anatomical correction with Releve facilitates easier, more complete bowel movements with less straining. Before the ultrasound, a gel was inserted into the patient's rectum to simulate stool. Patients were then asked to empty the gel by pushing as they would during a bowel movement. Without Releve, rectocele formation was clearly visible, and the gel remained trapped despite multiple evacuation attempts. However, with Releve inserted and inflated, the rectocele was no longer visible, allowing the patient to pass the gel quickly and completely.

Simulated Evacuation Without Releve

Simulated Evacuation With Releve Inserted and Inflated

Interested in a Sample for Your Clinic?

If you are interested in providing your patients with an innovative and effective solution for incomplete evacuation and voiding, consider trying Releve. Request a sample for your clinic and experience the benefits firsthand. Contact us here to learn more and get started with Releve today!