When the upper portion of the vagina loses it’s shape, position due to the weakening of pelvic muscles and the tissues around it, it drops into the vaginal channel or it may even protrude outside the vagina. This condition is called ‘Vaginal Wall Prolapse’. This can happen alone or along with prolapse of other organs such as:
- Prolapse of the bladder (Cystocele)
- Prolapse of the urethra (Urethrocele)
- Rectal prolapse (Rectocele)
- Small bowel prolapsed (Enterocele).
Symptoms of Vaginal Wall Prolapse:
- Feeling of heaviness in the pelvis region
- Lower back pain
- Bulging in the vaginal canal (if the wall is inside the vagina) or if he wall protrudes outside, you may have difficulties sitting, standing or walking.
- Urinary Incontinence (Involuntary release of urine when coughing, sneezing or lifting heavy weights)
- Vaginal bleeding.
When you see your urologist, make sure you tell him/her about all the symptoms that you are having. This helps him/her to diagnose the problem or problems and decide on appropriate treatment. Vaginal Wall prolapse, typically doesn’t come alone, it mostly has other prolapse conditions along with it. When your urologist figures this out, he/she can fix all the problems in one surgery. A good urologist will be able to detect all the issues after a careful examination of your vagina and other organs.