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MeshID = D014596 |Female genital prolapse
(or vaginal prolapse
) is characterized by a portion of the vaginal canal protruding from the opening of the vagina. The condition usually occurs when the pelvic floor collapses as a result of childbirth and is more common among tall Caucasian women.
Types cystocele (bladder into vagina)
enterocele (small intestine into vagina)
rectocele (rectum into vagina)
urethrocele (urethra into vagina)
uterine prolapse (uterus into vagina)
vaginal vault prolapse (roof of vagina, after hysterectomy)
Vaginal prolapses must be treated according to the severity of symptoms. They can be treated: With conservative measures (changes in diet and fitness, Kegel exercises, etc.)
With a pessary, to provide support to the weakened vaginal walls
With surgery. A new minimally invasive surgical procedure is effective in restoring a woman's anatomy to the condition it was before childbirth with a recovery time of only 2 weeks. It is performed vaginally using a laparoscope and surgical mesh to repair the cystocele and rectocele and a laser to tighten the vaginal canal creating a natural support for the uterus.
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