Is a prolapsed vagina a type of pelvic organ prolapse?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
A prolapsed vagina is a type of pelvic organ prolapse. Sometimes the upper part of the vagina, which is known as the vaginal vault, drops down into the lower part of the vagina due to a lack of support by muscles and connective tissue. If this happens, it is possible for the vaginal vault to protrude out of the vagina in a condition known as total vaginal prolapse. A prolapsed vagina can cause a variety of troublesome complications, including pain and urinary and bowel disorders.

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