- Written by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
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“Urogenital prolapse occurs when there is weakness in the supporting structures of the pelvic floor allowing the pelvic viscera to descend and ultimately fall through the anatomical defect.”
- Bo, Kari, Berghmans, Bary, Morkved, Siv, Van Kampen, Marijke, Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor, Elsevier Ltd., 2007.
- Urethrocele: prolapse of the lower anterior wall involving the urethra.
- Cystocele: prolapse of the upper anterior vaginal wall involving the bladder.
- Uterovaginal prolapse: prolapse of the uterus, cervix and upper vagina.
- Enterocele: prolapse of the upper posterior wall of the vagina usually containing the small bowel.
- Rectocele: prolapse of the lower posterior wall of the vagina involving the anterior wall of the rectum.
** This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. **