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What is a rectocele?

Dr. Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

A rectocele is a hernia or defect in the connective tissue between the rectum and the vagina. This causes a bulging of the rectum into the vagina and makes it very difficult for some women to have bowel movements. Also, patients can have complaints of pelvic pressure, pelvic pain, and difficulty with intercourse.

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