Pelvic floor weakness or prolapse occurs when the upper portion of the vagina loses its normal shape and sags or drops down into the vaginal canal or even outside of the vaginal opening.
Types of pelvic floor prolapse:
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Common factors that may cause a pelvic floor prolapse include:
The symptoms associated with a pelvic floor prolapse depend on the type of the prolapse condition. But the most common sign of them is the sensation that tissues or structures in the vagina are out of place. The following are general symptoms of all types of pelvic floor prolapse:
A urologist will perform a physical exam.
Surgery is the only way to fully correct most worsening pelvic floor prolapses. The severity of the prolapse, whether the woman is sexually active, and her treatment preference all factor into this decision.