Repair of Vaginal Wall Prolapse (Vaginal Vault Prolapse)
Why It Is Done
Repair of a vaginal vault prolapse is done to manage symptoms such as sagging or drooping of the top of the vagina into the vaginal canal, Reference urinary incontinence Opens New Window, and painful intercourse.
Vaginal vault prolapse often occurs with other Reference pelvic organ prolapse Opens New Window. So tell your doctor about other symptoms you may be having. If your doctor finds prolapse of other pelvic organs or during your routine pelvic exam, that problem may also be repaired during surgery.
Your doctor may do an examination while you have a pessary in your vagina. This exam will help him or her see if urinary incontinence would be a problem after surgery. If the exam shows that urinary incontinence will be a problem, another surgery can be done at the same time to fix the problem.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology