Vaginal vault prolapse, or vaginal wall prolapse, is a condition that occurs as a result of the sagging or dropping of the upper portion of the vagina into the vaginal canal or outside of the vagina. Some incidences of vaginal vault prolapse occur on their own, while others are related to pelvic organ prolapse. The condition is most often caused by the weakening of the tissues and muscles of the pelvic floor and vagina, and many women who suffer from vaginal vault prolapse have had a hysterectomy to remove their uterus.
The symptoms of vaginal vault prolapse include:
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina
- Bulges in the vaginal canal or outside of the vagina that may complicate standing or walking
- Heaviness in the pelvis
- Unexplained pain in the lower back
- Urinary incontinence
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Rebuilding the Wall
While vaginal vault prolapse can be painful and cause embarrassing symptoms, there are treatment options available. A urogynecologist with expertise in performing non-invasive procedures such as laparoscopic or da Vinci surgery will be able to perform sacrocolpopexy repair the prolapse, reconstructing the pelvic floor to provide proper support for the pelvic organs. During the procedure, the top of the vagina is surgically attached to the lower wall of the abdomen; to the lower spine; or to the ligaments in the pelvis. In some cases, the surgeon may utilize synthetic medical mesh rather than natural tissues to repair the prolapse.
At Coyle Institute, our proficiency in using the latest technological advancements in surgical techniques gives us the ability to provide our patients with the very best treatment methods to restore their health and vibrancy for living. We search for ways to be innovative and offer the women we treat solutions that are safe, effective, and beneficial to their physical and emotional well being; and we work closely with our patients to provide them with personal attention reflective of our dedication to giving them success.
Don’t let your medical concerns barricade your way to better health! Call the team of women’s healthcare experts at Coyle Institute to learn more about your options for vaginal vault prolapse treatment today!