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this type of prolapse occurs when the bladder protrudes into the front wall of the vagina

this type of prolapse occurs when the bowel protrudes into the back wall of the vagina


vaginal prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs drop down due to a lack of support from the surrounding ligaments.  This causes pressure on other organs such as the bladder and bowel which then protrude or "bulge" into the vagina.  

A vaginal repair involves tightening the folds in the front and/or back walls of the vagina and replacing everything in the correct position. Click here for more information about vaginal prolapse. 

Uterine or Cervical

this type of prolapse occurs when the womb or cervix drops down into the vagina

Anterior (cystocele)

Paul Curtis Gynaecology

Vaginal Repair

You will usually stay in hospital for one or two nights following the procedure and will need to avoid heavy lifting for around 4-6 weeks afterwards.  You will also be seen by a Physiotherapist who specialises in women's health to assist you in your recovery and to offer guidance on avoiding further problems in the future.

Following a vaginal repair most women find that recovery is usually very quick and they are up and about within a few days, resuming normal activities after a few weeks.

Posterior (rectocele)

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Vaginal Repair Surgery

The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and usually takes around one hour.  All of the surgery is done from inside and you will not have any stitches on the outside unless the vaginal opening itself has been tightened up, in which case you may have a few around the perineum.  These stitches dissolve on their own around 3 weeks after your surgery.