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About Vaginal Wall Prolapse

Vaginal Wall Prolapse

It is important to know the vaginal wall because it can be a vital part of your health. The vagina has two layers: an outer layer and an inner layer. The external vaginal wall consists of skin, hair follicles, glands, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. It also contains fat cells that produce oil for lubrication during sex or when tampons are inserted in order to protect the delicate tissue from friction. 

There are many common misconceptions about this organ such as what type of bacteria live there and how often you should wash it which we will answer below. The internal vagina is where the uterine lining builds up during ovulation in preparation for fertilization by spermatozoa (sperm). 

Here are some common vaginal wall problems that may occur in women.   These include -Vaginal dryness- this is when the vagina is not lubricated enough to have sex or be touched. This can happen because of hormonal changes, birth control, and menopause. There are also other reasons for vaginal dryness such as stress, pregnancy, use of certain medications, or poor diet. Other symptoms may be itching and burning during intercourse. Vaginal dryness can lead to skin irritation including redness and inflammation which can cause pain with bowel movements if it occurs in the rectum area too. Women who experience these symptoms should see their gynecologist for treatment options like hormone therapy, moisturizers applied externally, or taken orally.

What is a Vaginal Wall Prolapse?

A medical condition that is more common than one might think, vaginal prolapse can happen when the uterus and other pelvic organs descend into or out of the vagina. Women, be aware of the symptoms of vaginal prolapse. If you are experiencing problems with urination or sexual intercourse it might be time to see your doctor. The vagina can become stretched or damaged due to childbirth, hysterectomy, aging, chronic constipation, heavy lifting during pregnancy and obesity. This leads to a weakening in the connective tissue that holds pelvic organs up against the wall of the pelvis. The uterus may bulge into your vagina causing discomfort when sitting or standing as well as pain during sex or urination if there is urine leakage from an incomplete bladder contraction caused by weakened muscles around the urethra.

What is Anterior Vaginal wall Prolapse?

It’s a condition that affects the area just outside of the vagina. Anterior vaginal wall prolapse occurs when pelvic muscles or connective tissues weaken or stretch too much, causing them to lose their normal support against gravity so they start pulling inwards on the bladder and bowel. This can lead to a feeling of pressure in your pelvis area as well as difficulty with emptying your bladder or bowels completely during a bowel movement because these organs are being pushed down.

What is Posterior Vaginal wall prolapse?

Posterior vaginal wall prolapse is a condition in which the vaginal walls slide down and protrude through the vagina, often leading to incontinence. It can be caused by childbirth or menopause, among other things. Posterior vaginal wall prolapse occurs when the back or bottom part of the vagina falls down into the anus. This condition often affects older women who have had multiple births because their pelvic muscles may not be as strong as they once were. It also may happen if one has an accident that damages supporting tissues in your pelvis like your bladder, rectum, or uterus.

If you are a woman and have been experiencing symptoms like vaginal discharge, bleeding, or pain during sex, there is a chance that you may have vaginal wall prolapse. This condition occurs when the tissue holding the pelvic organs in place weakens and stretches, causing the vagina to protrude out of the body. While this can be alarming and uncomfortable, it is important to know that there are several treatment options available. 


If you find any of the above symptoms that resemble those listed above, make an appointment with your gynaecologist right away. Dr. Sarah Hussain is a professional London Gynaecologist with years of expertise who can assist you with any gynaecological difficulties. Contact us to book an appointment with gynaecologist.