Rectocele & Cystocele

Rectocele

A condition in which the tissue wall between the rectum and vagina weakens.

Childbirth and other processes that put pressure on the tissue wall can lead to a rectocele.

Symptoms include a soft bulge of tissue in the vagina that may or may not protrude through the vaginal opening. It may also cause difficulty with having a bowel movement.

Cystocele

A cystocele is when the wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens. This can cause the bladder to drop or sag into the vagina. 

it can result from childbirth, constipation, violent coughing, heavy lifting, or other pelvic muscle strain.

Symptoms include feeling pressure in the pelvis and vagina, discomfort when straining, and feeling that the bladder hasn't fully emptied after urinating.