By Dr. Joseph Berenholz
Vaginal prolapse is a condition in which a woman’s uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel or anterior vaginal wall loses its support and partially drops from its normal position and into the vaginal canal. This condition most often affects women subsequent to menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy, but it can also be caused by failure of the tissues and muscles that offer pelvic structural support. Symptoms include pelvic pressure and discomfort, urinary incontinence, and recurrent UTIs.
There are several different types of vaginal prolapse:
For information about the treatment of vaginal prolapse, please call Dr. Joseph Berenholz at (248) 359-3200 or toll-free 888-593-8780.