Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which the pelvic organs, such as the uterus, bladder, or rectum, drop from their normal position and push into the vagina.
There are certain things that occur throughout life that can put you at increased risk of pelvic organ prolapse. They include:
It’s important to note that having one or more of these risk factors does not necessarily mean that you will develop pelvic organ prolapse. Also, not every person with vaginal prolapse will experience symptoms. However, those with multiple risk factors, should be mindful of the potential development of the condition and speak with a gynaecologist if you experience any symptoms.
Some symptoms associated with vaginal prolapse:
There are several treatment options available for vaginal prolapse, including:
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, Dr Proud can help you to find a treatment option that suits you and your individual lifestyle best.