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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Vaginal Prolapse

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I was wondering what are the causes of vaginal prolapse?

I was wondering what are the causes of vaginal prolapse?

Multiple Reasons: Vaginal prolapse is a type of hernia. Factors associated with prolapse are childbirth (especially with tears), obesity, chronic constipation, a history of a hysterectomy, and smoking. Genetics (family) also seems to have a part in causing vaginal prolapse, but how much is not known. These are just a few that have been identified; research continues to find out more reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Harris
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Vaginal Prolapse (Definition)

A term used describe the condition after an hysterectomy where the top of the vagina (where the cervix used to be) comes out of the opening of the vagina. ...Read more


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What causes vaginal prolapse?

What causes vaginal prolapse?

Multifactorial: Multiple factors that can cause prolapse. Most women have one or more: number of pregnancies/ vaginal deliveries, weight of baby at birth, large tears at delivery, family history, smoking, obesity, diabetes, chronic coughing/sneezing/heavy lifting, connective tissue disorders. ...Read more

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Can weight machine training or certain exercises cause more damage in vaginal prolapse after menopause? Will a Pessary or tampon help during exercise?

Can weight machine training or certain exercises cause more damage in vaginal prolapse after menopause? Will a Pessary or tampon help during exercise?

Weighty problem: Yes, the weight machine will cause you to hold your breath and further push down the vaginal prolapse. A pessary inserted may work or not, but the tampon will get pushed out by the exertion and is of no use whatsoever to stop the descent of the vagina. ...Read more

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I push and get my vaginal dc out sometimes very hard.Can it cause vaginal or uterine prolapse?Answer, really worried.M virgin and handicapped.

Why?: Are you pushing to get vaginal discharge? Chronic pushing may put you at risk for uterine prolapse. I have on occasion seen uterine prolapse even in patients who have never had sex. If you are pushing due to constipation, then this should be corrected. Take care ...Read more

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I push and get my discharge out sometimes very hard.Can it cause vaginal or uterine prolapse ?Plz answer me as im very worried.Im virgin n handicapped

I push and get my discharge out sometimes very hard.Can it cause vaginal or uterine prolapse ?Plz answer me as im very worried.Im virgin n handicapped

Unclear problem: If by discharge you mean bowel movement, straining at stool will probably not cause vaginal or utering prolapse, especially in virginal tissue. However, you my need to see you doctor and discuss stool softeners ofr an easier passage. ...Read more

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Docs who have experience with vaginal prolapse, what is the #1 most likely cause?

Docs who have experience with vaginal prolapse, what is the #1 most likely cause?

Not one most likely: There are multiple risk factors associated with vaginal prolapse, however, each patient's individual risk factors are different. Here are the most common (in no particular order): number of pregnancies/ vaginal births, size of births, instrumentation during births, smoking, obesity, family history, chronic coughing/sneezing (or any condition leading to this), diabetes, tissue disorders. ...Read more