Rectocele, or posterior vaginal wall prolapse, is a condition where the tissue between your rectum and your vagina has weakened, causing your rectum to sag onto your vaginal wall. The rectum is the bottom part of the colon.  

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The muscles and the ligaments in your pelvis, or the pelvic floor, hold your rectum and your vagina in place to stay in their position. When the pelvic floor weakens, this causes these organs to move or shift and fall onto each other. Rectocele is also a form of pelvic floor prolapse, where one or more pelvic organs drop from their normal position.  


Rectocele doesn’t often show signs and symptoms. But when they do, they’re usually a feeling of unpleasantness than pain. These signs can include: 

  • A feeling of pressure in your vagina 
  • A feeling of not fully emptied rectum after pooping 
  • A soft bulge of tissue that may poke into your vagina 
  • An urge to poop several times a day 
  • Discomfort during sex 
  • A feeling of looseness of muscle tone in the vagina 


Rectocele, or posterior vaginal prolapse, is caused by the pressure on your pelvic floor. Causes of increased pressure in the pelvic floor can include: 

  • Obesity 
  • Chronic cough or bronchitis 
  • Chronic constipation 
  • Repeated lifting of heavy objects 
  • Vaginal childbirth 
  • With previous surgery, such as a hysterectomy 


Mild rectoceles can be managed by doing pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. A vaginal pessary can also be recommended by your medical practitioner. It is a removable device that is inserted into your vagina to support your prolapsed organs. Moderate and severe cases of rectoceles can be treated by a surgical procedure called posterior colporrhaphy. During this procedure, your surgeon will remove the damaged tissue that no longer supports your pelvic organs.  

Having a prolapsed organ can make you feel extremely uncomfortable. With rectocele, it can also give you a challenging time pooping. Often, organ prolapse can also be managed through lifestyle changes.  

At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we provide women with quality healthcare services. Contact the best GYN at Brownsville to help you with your symptoms and condition. To schedule an appointment, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, or call us on 1-347-384-5690 or 1-347-955-3465. You can also visit our website to book an appointment online at or contact us at if you have any queries.