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Rectocele
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Rectocele

What is rectocele?   Is it dangerous?
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Rectocele (Posterior Vaginal Wall Herniation)
Occurs when the rectum budges into the vagina as a result of weakening of the tissues between the rectum and the vagina. Women often experience pelvic pressure and difficulty emptying the bowel. Splinting of the vagina or placing a finger in the vagina may be necessary to empty the bowel.  The condition is not "dangerous" but can be life altering resulting in constipation issues. For more information and drawings of a rectocele, see this link. http://www.drjkm.com/services-2/female-pelvic-medicine-reconstructive-surgeryurogynecology/#pelvic

Thank you for your question.  J. Kyle Mathews, MD
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