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What is a rectocele and how can it be fixed?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Poor support

Rectocele:; lack of pelvic support allows rectum ("straight") to sag and bulge to the front, into the vaginal vault.
Rectum is no longer straight and can not effectively transmit force, or transport stool out. Ber down and things bulge-kind of like pushing a rubber band. Sometimes physical therapy may help; often surgery needed. (good results generally).

In brief: Poor support

Rectocele:; lack of pelvic support allows rectum ("straight") to sag and bulge to the front, into the vaginal vault.
Rectum is no longer straight and can not effectively transmit force, or transport stool out. Ber down and things bulge-kind of like pushing a rubber band. Sometimes physical therapy may help; often surgery needed. (good results generally).
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rectocele

Rectocele is a herniation or the rectum into the vagina.
It usually presents as a bulge form the vaginal opening and women usually discover these when wiping after urinating. While there is little danger from the rectocele, many women are bothered and is so, the only way to "fix" this is with vaginal surgery which can be done as an outpatient with minimal recovery.

In brief: Rectocele

Rectocele is a herniation or the rectum into the vagina.
It usually presents as a bulge form the vaginal opening and women usually discover these when wiping after urinating. While there is little danger from the rectocele, many women are bothered and is so, the only way to "fix" this is with vaginal surgery which can be done as an outpatient with minimal recovery.
Dr. Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
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