Vaginal Vault Prolapse

Vaginal vault prolapse

Vaginal vault prolapse is usually caused by weakness of the muscles and tissues in the pelvis or vagina. It can occur following the surgical removal of the uterus, or hysterectomy, especially in women with a previous prolapse.

(The first picture shows where the uterus was before it was removed.) When the top of the vagina loses the support of the uterus, it often sags or drops into the vaginal canal.

Current as ofMay 14, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC, FACOG - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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