types of vaginal prolapse and its prevention

Types of vaginal prolapse

types of vaginal prolapse and its prevention

The weakening of the muscles supporting a woman’s pelvic organs can result in vaginal prolapse or pelvic organ prolapse. Some women may have moderate prolapses, meaning they don’t feel their vaginal prolapse. However, some women may feel as though a ball is hanging from their vagina or may experience pain when urinating or during a sexual activity. In this blog, we can see the types of vaginal prolapse and how to prevent it in detail.

Types of vaginal prolapse

Vaginal prolapse, sometimes referred to as pelvic prolapse, comes in various forms. Doctors identify them based on which organ and where it collapsed.

Vaginal vault prolapse

In this type of condition, the vagina’s upper walls deform and collapse into the vaginal canal or lower part. It usually happens after a hysterectomy surgery (surgery to remove the uterus) and is caused by weakening of the muscles and tissues of the pelvis and vagina.

Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse is the result of the pelvic muscles and ligaments stretching beyond their capacity to sustain the uterus. Because of this, the uterus descends from the vagina. Constant constipation, obesity, heavy lifting regularly, and pregnancy can all lead to this.

Bladder prolapse

It is also called a cystocele. The weakening and bulging of the vaginal wall and bladder-supporting tissue causes this. As a result, the bladder lowers into the vagina. Further, this could lead to incontinence, pain during intercourse, trouble urinating, or general discomfort.

Rectocele prolapse

When the thin tissue wall separating the rectum and vagina weakens, the vaginal wall bulges and descends, resulting in a posterior vaginal prolapse, also known as a rectocele prolapse.

Enterocele prolapse

When the lower intestine pushes at the top of the vagina and descends into the lower pelvic cavity, this condition occurs.

If the prolapse is not treated, what would happen?

Vaginal prolapse might get worse if it is not treated. Moreover, you might experience increased pain, as well as an infection, sores on your vagina, and a higher chance of harm to other pelvic organs.


A vaginal prolapse might not be prevented. To lower the risk, one can, however, take the following actions:

*Quit smoking

*Maintain a healthy weight

*Refrain from picking up heavy things.

*Perform Kegal exercise

*Treat constipation or take preventative measures

To conclude

Thus, this condition is usually well-managed with treatment and lifestyle modifications. Though there are various types of vaginal prolapse, we at EVA, precisely determine the type of prolapse you have and offer you the best course of action.

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