Vaginal prolapse is the inward and downward bulging of the vaginal walls. It occurs when the supporting tissues of the lower pelvis weaken. The lack of support causes the walls of the vagina walls to collapse. Other structures or organs near the vagina are also shifted. Types of vaginal prolapse include:
The severity of vaginal prolapse may be simply defined as:
There are more sophisticated ways of measuring and describing prolapses. Specialist physicians will use them.