Pelvic Support Problems
and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Introduction

As a woman ages, and as certain stressors are placed on the female pelvic floor (such as childbirth and repetitive heavy lifting), the pelvic muscles and surrounding supportive tissues become weak and can no longer hold the female organs in their proper place. The result is “Pelvic Organ Prolapse.” The female organs can begin to push through the vaginal opening causing a bulge.

Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (or POP) 

  • Vaginal or pelvic pressure
  • Lower abdominal or lower back pain
  • An obvious or physical “bulge” protruding from the vaginal opening
  • Difficulty with urination due to a physical “kinking” of the urethra
  • Difficulty with defecation due to a possible stool-trapping rectocele
  • Having to “splint” or push the vaginal organs back into place in order to empty the bladder or have a bowel movement
  • Difficulty with intercourse or painful intercourse
  • A worsening of symptoms with standing, lifting or coughing

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Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Diagnosis and Treatment

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