Vaginal prolapse is a common condition where the bladder, uterus and or bowel protrudes into the vagina.
This can cause symptoms such as a sensation of a vaginal lump, constipation, difficulty emptying the bowel or bladder or problems with sexual intercourse. Treatment is only recommended when the prolapse is symptomatic.
Causes and treatment
The biggest cause of prolapse is pregnancy and birth, though a number of other factors such as family history, lifestyle and certain medical conditions can also cause prolapse. Treatment can vary from simple lifestyle changes to surgery.Learn more
More about physiotherapy
Physiotherapy helps to strengthen the pelvic floor that supports your organs. You may consider physiotherapy or your doctor may recommend it to treat mild vaginal prolapse.Learn more
More about pessaries
Pessaries don’t fix prolapses but they can reduce or lessen the symptoms of prolapse and help you live more comfortably.Learn more
More about surgery
There are several types of prolapse surgery but all of them try to fix the prolapse and prevent it from happening again.Learn more
The Women’s does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or use of such information or advice) which is provided on the Website or incorporated into it by reference. The Women’s provide this information on the understanding that all persons accessing it take responsibility for assessing its relevance and accuracy. Women are encouraged to discuss their health needs with a health practitioner. If you have concerns about your health, you should seek advice from your health care provider or if you require urgent care you should go to the nearest Emergency Dept.