Prolapse of the Uterus or Vaginal Vault
Believe it or not, your reproductive organs can shift out of place. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of the organs in your pelvis drop from its usual position.
In women, this includes your uterus or what is called the “vaginal vault” located at the innermost end of the vaginal canal. When prolapse occurs, you may feel a heaviness, pressure, or bulge in your genital area or lower abdomen. It may even feel like something is falling out of your vagina, or like you’re sitting on a ball.
Pelvic organ prolapse is also very common, with an estimated one-third to one-half of all women experiencing it at some point in their lives.