Childbirth and other processes that put pressure on the tissue wall can lead to a rectocele.


Symptoms include a soft bulge of tissue in the vagina that may or may not protrude through the vaginal opening. It may also cause bleeding or difficulty having a bowel movement.


Treatment includes Kegel exercises, hormone therapy, devices in the vagina to hold the tissues in place, or surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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