Disease Definition: A small posterior prolapse may cause no signs or symptoms. Disease Symptoms: Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse (Cystocele or Urethrocele) Anterior vaginal wall prolapse often occurs at the top of the vagina where the uterus used to be in women who have had a hysterectomy. Posterior Wall Prolapse (Rectocele or Enterocele). Apical Prolapse (Vaginal Vault Prolapse) or Uterine Prolapse. Rectal Prolapse. Disease Treatment: Childbirth and other processes that put pressure on the fascia can lead to posterior prolapse. A small prolapse may cause no signs or symptoms. If a posterior prolapse is large, it may create a noticeable bulge of tissue through the vaginal opening. Though this bulge may be uncomfortable, it's rarely painful.
statistics: If a woman has had a hysterectomy, the top part of the vagina (vault) can become detached from the ligaments and muscles of the pelvic floor. Often, uterine or vault prolapse is associated with loss of anterior or posterior vaginal wall support. When the cervix protrudes outside the vagina, it can develop ulcers from rubbing on underwear, sometimes these ulcers will bleed if they become irritated. Most women experience symptoms of bulge or pressure sensation in the pelvis.