RectoceleA rectocele occurs when the rectum pushes into the vagina. Most symptoms can be improved or controlled by changes in the diet.
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A rectocele occurs when the end of the large intestine (rectum) pushes against and moves the back wall of the vagina. Rectoceles develop if the lower pelvic muscles become damaged by labor, childbirth or a previous pelvic surgery. Weakened muscles as a result of age may also play a factor. A rectocele can be present at birth, though this is rare.