Rectocele

A rectocele is a type of prolapse. It is a bulge that develops from  the lowest part of the front of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina.

Rectoceles usually occur as a result of damage to the tissues between the rectum and vagina which occurs during childbirth. The tearing leads to a weakness in the tissues and with time a bulge develops. Rectoceles may also develop in women who have to strain excessively to open their bowels.

Rectoceles may be associated with other pelvic floor weaknesses which include internal prolapse (intussusception), enteroceles and anal incontinent symptoms.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
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