Posterior Vaginal Prolapse (Rectocele)

Posterior Vaginal Prolapse (Rectocele)

It is defined as the condition in which muscular tissue wall which separates the vagina from the rectum is weaken and causes the vaginal wall to bulge out. It is also known as rectocele. Mild prolapse does not cause any symptoms and resolve on its own.


Signs and symptoms include: Rectocele Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Weaken tissue might be protrude through the vagina
  • Difficulty in bowel movement
  • Feeling of rectal pressure
  • Difficulty in sexual intercourse

It is occurred due the increase pressure on the pelvic floor, some causes include:


After taking general history about signs and symptoms your doctor might be recommend the following test to rule out the other causes:

  • Physical examination to check the muscle reflex and tone
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to determine the extend to prolapse
  • Defecography to check how much rectum is empty after defecation

Treatment options include:

  • Pessary to support to bulging tissues
  • Observation if there are no any serious symptoms
  • Surgical options include repair of bulging tissue.
Lifestyle and home remedies

Home remedies include:

  • Avoid heavy lifting
  • Eat food having more fibers
  • Avoid constipation
  • Take cough depressant
  • Do Kegel exercise
  • Drink plenty of water
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