Vaginal Vault Prolapse

Vaginal vault prolapse

Vaginal vault prolapse is usually caused by weakness of the pelvic and vaginal tissues and muscles. It can also occur following the surgical removal of the uterus (hysterectomy), especially in women with a previous prolapse.

(The first picture shows where the uterus was before it was removed.) When the top of the vagina loses the support of the uterus, it often sags or drops into the vaginal canal.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofDecember 7, 2017

Current as of: December 7, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology