Vaginal prolapse occurs when the vagina drops lower down than it structurally should. When this happens other organs can be pulled down, perhaps causing them to protrude from the vaginal opening. Organs that may be impacted are the cervix, the uterus, the bladder, the rectum, or the intestines. Other types of prolapse are when the bladder or bowel bulges into the wall of the vagina.
Vaginal prolapse occurs when the tissues supporting the pelvic organs become weak. This lack of support causes one or more of the structures to bulge and fall out of their normal positions. This can be caused by:
The woman will usually come forward with her symptoms, often having felt something unusual protruding from between her legs. Alternatively, it may be diagnosed at a routine gynaecological examination.
If you are concerned or have any questions, please book an appointment with Queen’s Clinic by phoning us on 020 7935 5540.