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A rectocele is a bulging of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina. Other pelvic organs can bulge into the vagina, including the bladder (cystocele) and the small intestines (enterocele), producing similar problems. Rectoceles are usually caused by thinning.

A posterior vaginal wall prolapse occurs when the thin wall of tissue that rectum from the vagina weakens, allowing the vaginal wall to bulge.

A bulge may protrude as a hernia into the back of the vagina during a time of straining, such as a bowel movement. A rectocele can lead to.