(cystocele, fallen bladder, rectocele, uterine prolapse)
Vaginal prolapse is when the uterus, urethra, and bladder, protrude toward or through the opening of the vagina. This is caused by a weakness in the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles or vaginal area, which is the sheet of muscle and connective tissue that stretches from the pubic bone to the tailbone and surrounds the vagina, rectum, bladder and uterus. The pelvic floor’s job is to hold these pelvic organs in place, but when it weakens the uterus, urethra, and bladder can fall out of their positions and stop functioning normally.
Vaginal Prolapse has many difference causes including pregnancy, vaginal delivery, hysterectomy, obesity, chronic cough, chronic constipation, repetitive heavy lifting, menopause and genetic connective tissue weakness. More than 40 percent of all women experience some degree of prolapse in their lifetime, 14 million in the U.S. alone.
Signs and Symptoms of Vaginal Prolapse:
Bulge protruding from the opening of the vagina
Feeling or seeing something is falling out of the vagina
Difficulty emptying the bladder
rine leakage, Urinary incontinence.
Difficulty emptying the rectum (fecal incontinence)
Experiencing a sense of looseness during sexual intercourse.