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A 31-year-old female asked:

i have a rectal prolapse with the rectum pushing out into the vagina when the rectum is full, i have been doing pelvic floor exercises?

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Rectocele: Technically rectal prolapse is defined as when all the layers of the rectum come out beyond the anal verge, what you describe sounds more like a rectocele. Usually a colon and rectal surgeon will work this up with a voiding proctogram, and depending on findings may refer you for biofeedback to re teach you to relax your pelvic floor muscles.

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