Pelvic Prolapse

The chance of embarrassment, limitations to travel and social engagement represent only a part of the difficulties patients experience with pelvic prolapse. Our SouthWest Urology specialists understand this can be highly distressing and can offer surgical and non-surgical relief for this condition.

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

When the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman’s pelvic organs weaken, the pelvic organs can drop lower in the pelvis, creating a bulge in the vagina (prolapse). Symptomatic patients frequently complain of a bulge at the opening of the vagina, generalized discomfort or irritation, or a full sensation in the vagina. It can also negatively affect the ability to evacuate the bowel or bladder. This can lead to secondary issues such as urinary urgency, frequency, inability to empty the bladder, incontinence as well as urinary tract infections. Women most commonly develop pelvic organ prolapse years after childbirth, after a hysterectomy or pelvic surgery, obesity or after menopause.

Individuals who experience one or more of the following symptoms may be dealing with pelvic organ prolapse:

  • Pressure from the pelvic organs against the vaginal wall
  • “Full” feeling in the lower belly
  • Pulling or stretching sensation in the vagina
  • Sensation that something is falling out of the vagina
  • Lower back pain
  • Irregular spotting or bleeding
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain in the vagina during sex
  • Constipation or other bowel problems
What treatment options are available for pelvic prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is a serious problem, and failure to address this issue may cause pelvic prolapse symptoms to worsen over time. By scheduling a consultation with SouthWest Urology, an individual can meet with urology expert and take the first step to address pelvic prolapse.

What treatment options are available for pelvic prolapse?

  • Pelvic floor strengthening exercises
  • Surgical interventions/sling placement/repairs
  • Hysterectomy
  • Estrogen replacement therapy
  • Pessary

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