This fact sheet explains the different types of genital prolapse as well as the symptoms, causes and treatment options availabel to women. Genital prolapse occurs when pelvic organs uterus, bladder, rectum slip down from their normal anatomical position and either protrude into the vagina or press against the wall of the vagina. The pelvic organs are usually supported by ligaments and the muscles, connective tissue and fascia which are collectively known as the pelvic floor.
The pelvic organs, such as the uterus, rectum and bladder, are held in place by muscles, tissue and ligaments. Prolapse happens when one or more of these organs slip down from its normal position and into the vagina, because the supportive tissues have become weak. It is not a life threatening condition and does not need to be treated unless the symptoms are bothersome.
The organs of the pelvis — the area of the body between the hip bones — include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, intestines, and rectum. These organs are held in place by a group of muscles and other tissue. When this support system becomes stretched or torn, it allows pelvic organs to slip out of their normal places or sag down prolapse.
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Jump to navigation. Apical vaginal prolapse is a descent of the uterus or after hysterectomy the upper vagina vault. Various surgical treatments are available and there are no guidelines to recommend which is the best.
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Patient information : See related handout on pelvic organ prolapsewritten by the authors of this article. Pelvic organ prolapse is the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus cervixor the apex of the vagina vaginal vault or cuff scar after hysterectomy. Prevalence increases with age.
Pelvic organ prolapse POP is characterized by descent of pelvic organs from their normal positions. In women, the condition usually occurs when the pelvic floor collapses after gynecological cancer treatment, childbirth or heavy lifting. In men, it may occur after the prostate gland is removed.
The pelvic organs include the vaginauterusbladderurethraand rectum. These organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic floor. Layers of connective tissue also give support.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of the pelvic organs — the uterus, bladder, or rectum — slip down from their normal position and either press against the wall of the vagina or protrude into the vagina. An organ can bulge out the vaginal opening as well. The pelvic organs are usually supported by ligaments, muscles, connective tissue, and fascia that are collectively known as the pelvic floor. Weakening of or damage to these support structures allows the pelvic organs to slip, or prolapse, down.