Pelvic Floor Disorder / Prolapse

Pelvic floor disorders include prolapse of the bladder, vagina, uterus, or rectum. Prolapse occurs when an organ drops from its normal position and descends lower in the pelvis, in some cases out of the vagina or anus.

Symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder include heaviness or fullness in the pelvis, pain during intercourse, anal pain or pressure, a feeling of something falling out, incontinence or trouble with urination, and lower back pain.

There are several treatment options for pelvic floor disorder. In some cases pelvic floor exercises can be performed. In more serious cases, a vaginal pessary can be inserted to support the organs. Surgical options include a hysterectomy procedure, vaginal vault suspension, or bladder suspension.

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