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Case 34 - A 65-Year-Old Woman Presents with a Symptomatic Stage 2 Rectocele

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 November 2021

Todd R. Jenkins
Affiliation:
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Lisa Keder
Affiliation:
Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus
Abimola Famuyide
Affiliation:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Kimberly S. Gecsi
Affiliation:
Medical College of Wisconsin
David Chelmow
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Summary

A 65-year-old female, gravida 4, para 4, presents with a worsening bulge in her vagina. She describes a dragging sensation in the vagina that is worse at the end of the day. She has increased the fiber in her diet to help with constipation. Despite this, over the past three months, she has had increased straining with bowel movements. Now, she must digitally place pressure on the bulge in the vagina to evacuate the rectum.

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Surgical Gynecology
A Case-Based Approach
, pp. 102 - 104
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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