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Can you deliver a baby vaginally with a rectocele/ cystocele? What are the complications?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Cystocele and rectocele present no problem to you or the baby for delivery.
Vaginal childbirth is probably the biggest risk factor for these problems.

In brief: Yes.

Cystocele and rectocele present no problem to you or the baby for delivery.
Vaginal childbirth is probably the biggest risk factor for these problems.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Dr. Michael Hulse
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Dr. Sharon Bass
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A cystocele is a defect in the muscle wall in the anterior part of the vagina letting the bladder wall to bulge into the vagina.
A rectocele is a muscle wall defect in the posterior part of the vagina allowing the rectum wall to bulge into the vagina. A vaginal delivery is possible because the baby would push these back into place during delivery. A worsening or even tear is possible.

In brief: Yes

A cystocele is a defect in the muscle wall in the anterior part of the vagina letting the bladder wall to bulge into the vagina.
A rectocele is a muscle wall defect in the posterior part of the vagina allowing the rectum wall to bulge into the vagina. A vaginal delivery is possible because the baby would push these back into place during delivery. A worsening or even tear is possible.
Dr. Sharon Bass
Dr. Sharon Bass
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: You can

However the rectocoele or cystocoele may get more symptomatic due to the stretching and thinning of the muscular walls especially if a prolongd labor or large baby.

In brief: You can

However the rectocoele or cystocoele may get more symptomatic due to the stretching and thinning of the muscular walls especially if a prolongd labor or large baby.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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