Tuesday, September 15, 2009


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.

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)

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