Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fallen Vagina Evaluation

The evaluation of vaginal prolapse begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam.

Physical findings in a woman with vaginal prolapse may include:

  • Vaginal tissue protruding from the vaginal opening
  • Cervix protruding through the vaginal opening
  • Vaginal redness
  • Vaginal swelling

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of vaginal prolapse.

Tests that may be used to evaluate vaginal prolapse include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fallen Vagina References
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