Giving birth vaginally can result in vaginal tearing or lacerations for many women. This is part of the normal process of a baby passing through the birth canal and out the vagina. It tends to be more common in women giving birth for the first time or among those who have larger babies.
Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to O Toggle navigation. Applicable To Laceration of vaginal wall without perineal laceration.
By means of cadaver dissection, White investigated the pelvic structures inherent to the support of the anterior vaginal wall. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
Walters Matthew D. Most commonly, this would be due to bladder prolapse cystocele: either central, paravaginal, or a combination. Higher-stage anterior vaginal wall prolapse will generally involve uterine or vaginal vault if uterus is absent descent. Occasionally, there might be anterior enterocele hernia of peritoneum and possibly abdominal contents after prior reconstructive surgery.
Vaginal tears during childbirth, also called perineal lacerations or tears, occur when the baby's head is coming through the vaginal opening and is either too large for the vagina to stretch around or the head is a normal size but the vagina doesn't stretch easily. These kinds of tears are relatively common. Tears that involve only the skin around the vagina typically heal on their own within a few weeks.
All rights reserved. We've said it before and we'll say it again: there really is no good way for a baby to get from the inside to the outside of your body. But if that route is through your vagina, chances are you might experience some tearing.
This document reflects emerging clinical and scientific advances as of the date issued and is subject to change. The information should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed. ABSTRACT: This document focuses on the management of complications related to mesh used to correct stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
Vaginal rugae are structures of the vagina that are transverse ridges formed out of the supporting tissues and vaginal epithelium in females. The rugae contribute to the resiliency and elasticity of the vagina and its ability to distend and return to its previous state. The shape and structure of the rugae are supported and maintained by the lamina propria of the vagina and the anterior and posterior rugae.
The treatment of recurrent pelvic organ prolapse is challenging. The pelvic floor symptom needs to be treated, a high quality of life has to be ensured and complications have to be minimized. There is a wide range of surgical options that may be used. The surgeon should be able to discuss and offer native tissue procedures for prolapse.