N81.5: Vaginal enterocele

Your intestine has changed position within the pelvis.

The intestine is normally located at the back of the pelvis above the vagina.

Your intestine is lower down in the pelvis than usual. This can happen if the pelvic floor is weak or the ligaments in the pelvis slacken. Sometimes the intestine protrudes into the vagina from behind.

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 intestine is lower down than normal, you may have a feeling of pressure or pain in this area. You may also have problems with bowel movements.

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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