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Vaginal Prolapse Symptoms & Diagnosis


Vaginal prolapse may not cause any symptoms. But when it does, the symptoms may include:

  • Vaginal pressure
  • A feeling of vaginal fullness or heaviness
  • A feeling of pulling in the pelvis
  • Discomfort in the vagina
  • Low backache that is relieved with lying down
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urination when laughing, coughing, or exercising
  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Painful intercourse


Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Vaginal prolapse that has no symptoms may be diagnosed during routine gynecologic examinations. Your doctor may refer you to a gynecologist, who will perform a pelvic exam.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2024 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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