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    Vaginal Vault Prolapse

    Vaginal Vault Prolapse

    Vaginal vault prolapse

    Vaginal vault prolapse can occur following the surgical removal of the uterus, or hysterectomy.

    (The first picture shows where the uterus was before it was removed.) When the top of the vagina loses the support of the uterus, it often sags or drops into the vaginal canal.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Revised October 9, 2012

    Last Revised: October 9, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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