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TYPES OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

THERE ARE SEVERAL TYPES OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

There are several specific types of prolapse that contribute to the overall condition of POP. It’s helpful to know about each type, since many women may experience more than one.

Cystocele

A cystocele is formed when the bladder bulges or herniates into the vagina.

Enterocele

An enterocele is formed when the small bowel bulges or herniates into the vagina.

Rectocele

A rectocele occurs when the rectum bulges or herniates into the vagina.

Uterine prolapse

A uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus falls into the vagina.

Vaginal vault prolapse

A vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the upper part of the vagina falls into the vaginal canal.

HEALTHY PELVIC AREA BEFORE PROLAPSE

Typical Pelvic Anatomy

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CYSTOCELE

(pronounced “cyst-o-seal”)

A cystocele is formed when the bladder bulges or herniates into the vagina.

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ENTEROCELE

(pronounced “enter-o-seal”)

An enterocele is formed when the small bowel bulges or herniates into the vagina.

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RECTOCELE

(pronounced “rect-o-seal”)

A rectocele is formed when the rectum bulges or herniates into the vagina.

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UTERINE PROLAPSE

A uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus falls into the vagina.

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VAGINAL VAULT PROLAPSE

A vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the upper part of the vagina falls into the vaginal canal.

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