Pelvic Organ Prolapse
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) means the dropping of the bladder, cervix and uterus, and/or rectum into the vaginal canal.
This is similar to a hernia, and is common in women as they age.
- You may notice or feel a bulge in the vagina, other common symptoms include pelvic pressure, pain with or without intercourse, difficulty urinating
- Multiple deliveries, obesity, connective tissue disease, neurologic injury, pelvic surgery, and constipation
Not all prolapse requires treatment. Nonsurgical treatments include kegel exercises or pelvic floor therapy, or a pessary for extra support. More bothersome or advanced cases can be treated with surgery.