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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > 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.
Current as of:
February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineFemi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of: February 11, 2021
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
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