Rectocele is a posterior Vaginal wall prolapse that occurs when the thin wall of tissues can lead to posterior vaginal prolapse. Childbirth and other manners that place pressure on the pelvic tissues can lead to posterior vaginal prolapse. There will be no signs and symptoms with a mall prolapse.
If the posterior vaginal prolapse is large, it may cause a bulge of tissue through the vaginal opening. This bulge may be uncomfortable but sometimes causes pain. If this was not that severe, then self-care measures and other nonsurgical options are effective. If there is severe posterior vaginal prolapse that might require surgical repair.
Let’s check the symptoms of Posterior prolapse,
What are the symptoms of Posterior prolapse?
Here are the posterior vaginal symptoms:
- Sexual matters such as feeling ashamed or sensing looseness in the tone of your vaginal tissue.
- Difficulty of rectal pressure or fullness
- Soft Bulge of tissue in your vagina that might point through the vaginal opening.
- A sensation of rectal pressure or fullness
- Feeling that the rectum has not completely removed after a bowel movement.
Most of the women with posterior vaginal prolapse also experience prolapse of other pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus.
What are the causes of Posterior Vaginal Prolapse?
Here are the causes of Posterior Vaginal Prolapse
- Pressure on the pelvic floor
- Chronic constipation or straining with bowel movements
- Chronic cough or bronchitis
- Repeated heavy lifting
- Being overweight or obese
- Pregnancy and childbirth
What are the risk factors of Rectocele?
Here are the risk factors that increase the risk of rectocele:
- Genetics: Some women may born with weaker connective tissues in the pelvic area which will naturally lead to posterior vaginal prolapse.
- Childbirth: Women who gave birth through the vagina, then there is a high risk of developing posterior vaginal prolapse. Even if women had tears in the tissue between the vaginal opening and anus that extend the hole of the vagina during the childbirth you are at high risk.
- Ageing: Muscles get to lose as you grow older. Their elasticity and nerve function causing muscles to stretch or weaken.
- Obesity: Gain weight may stress on pelvic tissues.