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When the top of the vagina drops into the lower vagina or through the opening of the vagina, it is called vaginal vault prolapse.
This may happen after surgery to remove the uterus. This is because the uterus no longer supports the vagina.
This problem may cause you to leak urine or stool. Or you may have trouble passing urine or stool. You may feel pain during sex. Or you may feel pressure on your genitals.
Medicine may help you feel better. You can also talk to your doctor about a device you put in your vagina (vaginal pessary). It may help with symptoms. Surgery may also be an option.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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