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Conditions We Treat: Vaginal Prolapse After Hysterectomy
Vaginal prolapse may occur after a hysterectomy — a surgery that removes a woman’s uterus — especially if the hysterectomy was done to treat uterine prolapse.
Vaginal Prolapse After Hysterectomy: What You Need to Know
- Symptoms of vaginal prolapse after a hysterectomy include the feeling of vaginal fullness or pressure, like you’re sitting on a small ball, and the sensation that something has fallen out of your vagina.
- In more serious cases of vaginal prolapse, the top of the vagina may sag and bulge outside of the vaginal opening.
- A cystocele or rectocele usually occurs with vaginal prolapse.
- Vaginal prolapse may cause urinary incontinence.
- Mild cases of vaginal prolapse do not require treatment. Often, physicians recommend pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles.
- Moderate to severe symptoms require nonsurgical therapies or minimally invasive surgeries, such as vaginal prolapse repair, where the vaginal wall is attached to a stable ligament in the pelvis.
Learn more about uterine prolapse in our Health Library.
Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of vaginal prolapse after hysterectomy?
At Johns Hopkins, our researchers are exploring the link among pregnancy, vaginal delivery and pelvic floor dysfunction later in life to develop new, advanced therapies to treat pelvic floor disorders.
Learn more about our research and clinical trials.
Our Patient Care
We understand that pelvic health issues are personal and often embarrassing. Our specialists are sensitive to the questions, concerns and needs that come along with a diagnosis of vaginal prolapse after a hysterectomy. Their goal is to provide you with compassionate care while offering advanced, effective treatments.
With convenient locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, we make it easy for you to seek the care and treatment you need to manage your vaginal prolapse after hysterectomy.
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