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:A small number of women will develop urinary infection and may require additional antibiotic treatment. This generally occurs in less than 5% of cases. Some women will have difficulty in passing urine after the operation, and will require the use of catheters for a longer period. This complication occurs for less than 2% of women. Inadvertent damage to the bladder or urethra may occur, but again this is uncommon. In most cases, such injuries can be repaired at the time of the operation and do not cause any long term problems. Very rarely, a permanent injury may result. A small number of women, less than 5%, will experience ‘stress incontinence’ once the bladder prolapse is repaired surgically. A proportion of women will find that the bladder prolapse occurs again later in life. There may be specific but uncommon complications if mesh is used as part of the repair, and this should be discussed with your gynaecologist at the time your surgery is arranged. Your gynaecologist may also foresee other potential complications, specific to you and your circumstances. Make sure you are clear about this well in advance.