What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?

When the tissues and muscles supporting the pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, small bowel, uterus, vagina, cervix) weaken or loosen, the pelvic organs can descend or "prolapse." Vaginal prolapse affects nearly half of adult women.

Prolapse symptoms include the following:

  • Pelvic pressure
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Lower backache
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Seeing or feeling a vaginal bulge
  • Pelvic pressure that can get worse with standing or as the day goes on

However, prolapse is often diagnosed during a routine office visit due to lack of symptoms. Treatment options include watchful waiting, pelvic floor physical therapy, a pessary, and surgery. If your symptoms interfere with your quality of life and you find yourself limiting your activities because of it, call us today.

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