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What are the stages of vaginal prolapse?

Doctors can determine the stage, or degree, of pelvic organ prolapse on a scale of 0 to 3. Stage 0 means no prolapse at all; stage 1 usually means an organ is protruding into the vaginal canal. Many women may not be aware they have this until a doctor notes it during a gynecological exam -- and it’s usually not symptomatic. Stage 2 starts giving people symptoms because it’s close to the opening or to the hymenal ring, or outside the opening of the vagina. Stage 3 is usually total eversion and is very symptomatic.

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