Reducing the risk of vaginal vault prolapse after hysterectomy

When a hysterectomy takes place it is important that the vagina is reattached to what is called the uterosacral-cardinal ligament complex. Despite this, some women may experience what is called a vaginal vault prolapse following their hysterectomy. Vaginal vault prolapse following hysterectomy is more common in women who have had children naturally because their pelvic floor muscles are weaker from the birth process, this is also the reason why women who have given birth naturally are more likely to suffer other types of prolapse as well. It is thought that up to 40% of such women could be affected.

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Vaginal Prolapse and No Regrets – Lorraine’s Hysterectomy Story

My hysterectomy was performed on 18.11.13. I had a vaginal procedure with anterior vaginal prolapse repair. Firstly I would like to say that the hysterectomy association was amazing. I was absolutely petrified beforehand and with all the information and emails I received all my apprehension and nerves were gone. It was great to hear stories from real people who have been through it and that helped immensely.

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