the vagina then supports the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> and
urethra (urine tube) in the front, and
pushes back on the rectum in the back. Weakness in the front wall of the vagina leads to a bulging of the front wall out through the vaginal opening, and usually the bladder
bulges out with the front wall. That is sometimes called a cystocele. When there is weakness of the back wall of the vagina, the back wall bulges out, and the rectum usually is behind the bulge. That is sometimes called a rectocele.