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Vaginal prolapse

What is a vaginal prolapse?

A prolapse is when the an organ moves and bulges out of the vagina.

What are the different types of vaginal prolapse?

  • Womb prolapse (uterine prolapse)

  • Bladder prolapse

  • Bowel prolapse

  • Top of vagina prolapse

What are the symptoms of vaginal prolapse?​

  • Heaviness and feeling uncomfortable in your vagina

  • Feeling a bulge coming out of your vagina

  • Pain during sex

  • Problems urinating

  • Incontinence


What causes vaginal prolapse?​

A prolapse usually happens due to a weakened pelvic floor as the pelvic muscles support the organs and hold them in place. They can become weakened from pregnancy, childbirth, being overweight, frequent straining and age.

What is the treatment for vaginal prolapse?​

If the prolapse is mild you may benefit from pelvic floor exercises and lifestyle changes such as loosing weight.

You could also be treated with a vaginal pessary to give support to the prolapsing organs. 

Surgical treatment with a Gynaecologist Consultant for prolapse can involve surgically supporting the organs in place or a hysterectomy.

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