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Prolapse of Female Organs

Prolapse is a condition where organs fall down or slip out of place. There are several types of prolapse, which can be felt as pressure or even a bulge or ball at the vaginal opening. These include:

  • Cystocele - a relaxation, falling, or hernia of the bladder backward into the vagina
  • Rectocele - a relaxation, falling, or hernia of the rectum forward into the vagina
  • Uterine Prolapse - a relaxation, falling, or hernia of the uterus downward into the vagina
  • Vault Prolapse (Post-Hysterectomy) - a relaxation, falling, or hernia of the top of the vagina downward into the vagina

Treatment of these conditions is either surgical correction or support with a pessary (a plastic disc). Most women choose surgery if they are in good health. Sometimes prolapse is mild and does not require surgery.

All options are tailored to the patient's exact diagnosis. Robotic-assisted surgeries or minimally invasive vaginal incisions are usually possible.

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