Utero-vaginal prolapse and its treatment – by dr D Glass (Gynaecologist)
A common consequence of both childbirth and the ageing process is weakening or damage of the supports of the bladder, vagina, and uterus. In some cases the muscles have been torn, or ligaments that keep things in place have been overstretched. As we age, the fibrous supportive tissues become less dense and lose their strength. Complicating factors may include obesity, chronic cough, or straining with constipation.