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Compare rectocele and rectal prolapse?
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Dr. Amit Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Vaginal vs. Anal
A rectocele is bulging of the rectum towards the vagina (thus creating a "bulge" in the vagina, and possibly difficulties having a bowel movement).
It is due to a weakening of the connective tissue between the rectum and vagina. Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it “inside out”.

In brief: Vaginal vs. Anal
A rectocele is bulging of the rectum towards the vagina (thus creating a "bulge" in the vagina, and possibly difficulties having a bowel movement).
It is due to a weakening of the connective tissue between the rectum and vagina. Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it “inside out”.
Dr. Amit Patel
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Different
In prolapse the rectum folds out of the anus.
Recto else occurs with a weakness between the rectum and vagina.

In brief: Different
In prolapse the rectum folds out of the anus.
Recto else occurs with a weakness between the rectum and vagina.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Vagina and anus
First rectum bulges into vagina, the second rectum slides out through the anus.

In brief: Vagina and anus
First rectum bulges into vagina, the second rectum slides out through the anus.
Dr. Scott Beard
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