Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse occurs with a weakening of the muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor until they are no longer able to support organs in their proper place. Shifting allowed by these weak muscles can result in one or more types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
Signs of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse may or may not experience any symptoms. However, without treatment the symptoms will become more significant, painful or even debilitating. Symptoms usually get worse with activity and get better with rest. Symptoms you may experience include:
- Heaviness or pressure on the pelvis
- Vaginal pain, pressure or bleeding
- A bulge protruding from the vagina
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Urinary or fecal incontinence
- Slow urinary stream or urinary urgency
The symptoms for prolapse can be the same as other medical conditions. It is important that you speak with your physician about your diagnosis.