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Female genital prolapse



Female genital prolapse
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 N81.
ICD-9 618
DiseasesDB 25265
MeSH D014596

Female genital prolapse (or vaginal prolapse) is characterized by a portion of the vaginal canal protruding from the opening of the vagina. The condition usually occurs when the pelvic floor collapses as a result of childbirth and is more common among tall Caucasian women.

Types

  • cystocele (bladder into vagina)
  • enterocele (small intestine into vagina)
  • rectocele (rectum into vagina)
  • urethrocele (urethra into vagina)
  • uterine prolapse (uterus into vagina)
  • vaginal vault prolapse (roof of vagina, after hysterectomy)

Therapy

Additional recommended knowledge

Vaginal prolapses must be treated according to the severity of symptoms. They can be treated:

  • With conservative measures (changes in diet and fitness, Kegel exercises, etc.)
  • With a pessary, to provide support to the weakened vaginal walls
  • With surgery. A new minimally invasive surgical procedure is effective in restoring a woman's anatomy to the condition it was before childbirth with a recovery time of only 2 weeks. It is performed vaginally using a laparoscope and surgical mesh to repair the cystocele and rectocele and a laser to tighten the vaginal canal creating a natural support for the uterus.

See also


 
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