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A rectocele occurs when the tissues and muscles that hold the end of
the large intestine (rectum) in place are stretched or weakened. This can allow
the rectum to move from its natural position and press against the back wall of
the vagina. Sometimes the tissues separating the two are so weak that the
rectum bulges into the back wall of the vagina.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofFebruary 25, 2016
Current as of:
February 25, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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