N81.4: Uterovaginal prolapse, unspecified

Your vagina and uterus have slipped partially or completely out of the body.

The vagina is tubular and leads from the outside to the uterus. The uterus or womb sits in the pelvis and is pear-shaped. The narrower part extends downward into the vagina and is called the cervix. When a woman is pregnant, the child grows in her uterus.

Your vagina and uterus are lower down in the pelvis than usual. This can happen if the pelvic floor is weak or the ligaments in the pelvis slacken. Sometimes parts of these organs can slip out of the body.

The pelvic floor consists of a series of muscles and connective tissue. It uses them to hold the organs in the abdomen and pelvis in place. The pelvic floor also helps to keep the urethra and anus closed, for example. The organs are also held in place by specific ligaments.

If the vagina and uterus become displaced, this can cause pain, for example. You may also experience problems during sex, or be unable to urinate properly.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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