Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ relaxation (also called prolapse) can result from injury to the pelvic support structures during childbirth and other strenuous activities. These problems may not become noticeable until midlife due to hormonal changes and the loss of muscle strength. Pelvic organ prolapse can occur with urinary incontinence.
Common types of pelvic organ prolapse:
Cystocele, also called a dropped bladder, can result in pressure symptoms and difficult urination.
Rectocele may present with a bulge and pressure in the vagina and can result in difficult bowel movements.
Uterine or vaginal prolapse may present with a bulge or pressure symptoms.
Pelvic organ prolapse is highly treatable through minimally invasive procedures.