Vaginal prolapse occurs when the wall of the vagina expands or bulges outward. It can cause the vagina to push against the rectum (rectocele), bladder (cystocele), or small bowel (enterocele).
Vaginal prolapse can have many uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Low backache
- Pain during sex
- Pressure in the pelvis
- Urinary or bowel incontinence
- Vaginal discomfort
Vaginal prolapse is more common with age and after childbirth. Other risk factors include smoking, obesity, chronic coughing, or chronic constipation. The experts at the University of Miami Health System can help determine that cause of your vaginal prolapse and provide personalized treatment options.
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