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: When a posterior prolapse is small, you don't need medical care. Posterior prolapse is common, even in women who haven't had children. In fact, you may not even know you have posterior prolapse. In moderate or severe cases, however, posterior prolapse can be bothersome or uncomfortable. Make an appointment with your doctor if: a) You have a bothersome bulge of tissue that protrudes from within your vagina through your vaginal opening when you strain; b) Constipation treatment isn't successful at producing soft and easy-to-pass stool between three times a day to three times a week.