Vaginal prolapse is the inward and downward bulging of the vaginal walls. The severity of vaginal prolapse may be defined as:

  • First degree—collapse into the upper part of the vagina
  • Second degree—collapse further into the vaginal canal, down to the level of the vaginal opening
  • Third degree—collapse that extends beyond the opening

Vaginal prolapse is caused by weakened support structures in the pelvic region. The lack of support causes the walls of the vagina to weaken, sag, and collapse.

Pelvic Floor Muscles and Organs
Pelvic floor muscels
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