Vaginal prolapse is a condition caused by damage to the vaginal supports. As the support of the vagina is lost the weakened walls of the vagina bulge into the vaginal canal and can protrude out of the vagina.
Traditionally prolapse has been defined by the abdominal organs sitting behind the part of the vagina that is bulging.
Several types of vaginal prolapse conditions have been indentified and they include:
The main cause is weakness in the muscles, tissues, and ligaments that support the vagina, surrounding tissues and organs.
The factors that can cause vaginal prolapse include
Women with prolapse may have different symptoms based on the type of prolapse.
The Signs & Symptoms Include
Treatment is only indicated when the prolapse is symptomatic. The majority of women will have a noticeable improvement in symptoms following a prolapse repair operation. Long term success rates vary depending on the degree of prolapse, the type of procedure and the number of risk factors present in each individual circumstance. Your specialist will be pleased to discuss these with you and advise the most appropriate option(s) for you.