Understanding Pelvic Prolapse

Published: July 15, 2014

What Is Pelvic Prolapse?

While the term “pelvic organ prolapse” might sound technical, it is more simply known as weakening of the pelvic floor. The muscles and ligaments that comprise the pelvic floor include the bladder, rectum, uterus, and vagina. When the muscles of the pelvis weaken, the pelvis structures can in-turn descend into the vagina.

Women may experience a wide variety of symptoms. Some may experience vaginal pressure and additional discomfort in the back and even the vagina. Others may find difficulty with urination or incontinence. Sometimes, a bulge may form from the vagina, and symptoms may actually worsen as a day progresses.

There are many reasons why pelvic organ prolapse may occur, including:

  • Aging process
  • Childbirth
  • Vaginal surgeries
  • Increase in body weight

During a consultation with Virginia Urology Women’s Health, we will explain all of your treatment options with you concerning pelvic prolapse. Some of these treatments may include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises from one of our certified Physical Therapists at Virginia Urology.
  • A Pecessary Device- This device is placed in the vagina to hold the pelvic structures in place.
  • Surgical treatments include Cystocele Repair, Rectocele Repair, Enterocele Repair

At Virginia Urology Women’s Health, we are dedicated to offering individual and personalized care to each one of our patients. With our initial appointment, we will be able to learn more information about your individual case of pelvic prolapse and then create a plan moving forward. We will review all of the treatment options that are available to you, and we help to find the solution that is best suited to your individual needs.

Learn More about Virginia Urology Woman’s Health

If you would like to learn more about Virginia Urology and women’s health, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts. We will explain pelvic prolapse in more detail so that you can better understand the symptoms, risk factors, and the treatments.

With your Virginia Urology Women’s Heath physician, you can rest assured that you are working with an expert who truly cares about your health and wellness. Call us today to schedule an appointment in our women’s or men’s health centers for the ultimate patient care experience.