Female genital prolapse

Female genital prolapse

Female genital prolapse (or vaginal prolapse) is characterized by a portion of the vaginal canal protruding from the opening of the vagina. The condition usually occurs when the pelvic floor collapses as a result of childbirth and is more common among tall Caucasian women.Fact|date=April 2008


* cystocele (bladder into vagina)
* enterocele (small intestine into vagina)
* rectocele (rectum into vagina)
* urethrocele (urethra into vagina)
* uterine prolapse (uterus into vagina)
* vaginal vault prolapse (roof of vagina, after hysterectomy)


Vaginal prolapses must be treated according to the severity of symptoms. They can be treated:

* With conservative measures (changes in diet and fitness, Kegel exercises, etc.)
* With a pessary, to provide support to the weakened vaginal walls
* With surgery. A new minimally invasive surgical procedure is effective in restoring a woman's anatomy to the condition it was before childbirth with a recovery time of only 2 weeks. It is performed vaginally using a laparoscope and surgical mesh to repair the cystocele and rectocele and a laser to tighten the vaginal canal creating a natural support for the uterus.

ee also

* prolapse

External links

* [http://www.pelvicfloordigest.org/2005/prolapse_gynecology.html Selected abstracts from recent medical literature on vaginal and uterine prolapse]

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