Symptoms of Rectocele
Many women may notice a bulge in the back of their vagina. This may get bigger when they strain to open their bowel.
As the bulge gets bigger sometimes it can be more difficult to completely empty their bowels. This is because some of the bowel movement is ‘trapped’ inside the bulge. Some women learn to press on the back of the vagina or the tissues between the anus and vagina (perineum) to reduce the bulging, which helps emptying the bowel. Some women find leaning back on the lavatory also helps emptying.
As emptying may not be complete some women describe leakage of a small amount of stool after they have been to the lavatory.
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GP from Birmingham. July 2011