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The organs in the pelvis are supported by structures around them. Things like aging and childbirth can cause these structures to weaken. Loss of support lets pelvic organs fall out of their normal position. This is called prolapse. If the rectum falls out of place and bulges into the vagina, it is called rectocele.If the small intestine falls out of place and bulges into the vagina, it is called enterocele. Surgery can be done to fix these problems. This will help relieve your symptoms.
To correct a rectocele, the rectum is moved back to its normal position. The tissue between the vagina and rectum is sutured (stitched) to strengthen it. This stops the rectum from bulging into the vagina.
To correct an enterocele, the small intestine is moved away from the vagina. Excess tissue is then sutured. This holds it in place.
During surgery, the doctor reaches your pelvic organs through the vagina or the abdomen. An incision is made in the wall of the vagina. Or, it is made through the skin of the lower belly. The belly incision can be vertical (up and down) or transverse (across).
Risks of anesthesia
Damage to nerves, muscles, or nearby pelvic structures
Prolapse of the pelvic organ or organs occurring again