Pelvic Prolapse

Pelvic prolapse is a condition where the muscles, ligaments, and skin around the vagina break down and weaken, which can cause the pelvic organs (such as the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or vagina) to fall outside of their normal positions. This condition is mostly associated with old age, especially in women who have muscle and tissue weakened from gravity, loss of estrogen, and the strain of childbirth or surgery.

Symptoms

Although some women do not experience any symptoms, others may feel pelvic pressure and discomfort, sexual discomfort, and trouble urinating and defecating. The following symptoms usually get worse with activity and better with rest:
• Heaviness or pressure on the pelvis
• Vaginal pain, pressure, or bleeding
• A bulge protruding from the vagina
• Pain during intercourse
• Urinary or fecal incontinence
• Slow urinary stream or urinary urgency

Types of Pelvic Prolapse

There are five types of pelvic prolapses:
• Cystocele: when the anterior vaginal wall becomes weak, allowing the bladder to protrude into the vagina
• Rectocele: when the back of the vaginal wall weakens, which allows the rectum to protrude into the vagina
• Enterocele: when the small intestine drops and protrudes through the vagina
• Vaginal vault: when the top of the vaginal wall loses its support and drops into the vagina
• Uterine: when the uterus slips out of its normal position and drops into the vagina

Get Treated Now

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, call now. The symptoms can become more painful or even debilitating over time and may be the same as other medical conditions, so it is important to speak with us as soon as possible about your symptoms.

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