My vagina tore when I had my first child. I healed, and when I had another child five years later, I tore in the same place. My midwives sewed me up and told me everything looked fine, but I noticed certain changes: it was next to impossible to hold in flatulence.
A rectocele is a herniation bulge of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina. The tissue between the rectum and the vagina is known as the rectovaginal septum and this structure can become thin and weak over time, resulting in a rectocele. When rectoceles are small, most women have no symptoms.
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Vaginal splinting is the term used to describe a procedure in which a woman uses her fingers to press on the vagina as a way to try to evacuate stool during the process of a bowel movement. Typically, this is done in response to constipation and a sense of incomplete evacuation. Vaginal splinting is considered a form of digital evacuation.
Leiomyomas are the most common pelvic tumors in women. Rare conditions of leiomyomas have extrauterine locations. Myxoid degeneration is a rare type of leiomyoma degeneration.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of the pelvic organs bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum fall downward and bulge out through the opening of the vagina. This happens when the pelvic floor muscles become weak or damaged and can no longer support the pelvic organs. While prolapse is not considered a life-threatening condition, it may be painful and distressing.
Jump to content. Vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the upper portion of the vagina loses its normal shape and sags or drops down into the vaginal canal or outside of the vagina. It may occur alone or along with prolapse of the bladder cystoceleurethra urethrocelerectum rectoceleor small bowel enterocele.
Photo by Flickr user David DeHetre. InAllison Henry sent shudders down many spines with a story she published on the now-defunct website MomLogic. About ten weeks into Henry's second pregnancy, she suddenly felt like "someone had rammed a pitchfork up [her] butt. After giving birth to a son, who was fine but premature, one day she noticed while using the bathroom that "there wasn't really a hole there—it felt kind of flat.
There are many different types of prolapse, including uterine, bladder and bowel prolapse. Causes of prolapse, symptoms, tests used to diagnose prolapse, and management and treatment of prolapse are discussed. Prolapse is caused by a stretching of the ligaments and muscles that support the pelvic organs, causing those organs to drop down.