Rectocele

Rectocele.

A rectocele occurs when the tissues and muscles that hold the end of the large intestine (rectum) in place get weak or damaged. This can allow the rectum to move from its normal position and press against the back wall of the vagina. This is also called posterior vaginal wall prolapse.

Current as of: November 22, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine

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