Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which our pelvic organs such as the uterus, vagina, bowel or bladder start bulging or falling out of the vagina. The bladder pushes on the front wall of the vagina and the bowel pushes onto the back wall of vagina. It is caused by the weakening of the muscles, ligaments, and fascia, which support the tissues that hold those organs in place and in the correct positions.
- Obesity or weight gain
- Chronic cough
- Having a hysterectomy
- Chronic constipation
- Heavy lifting or straining
These may cause prolapse and some women may have inherited the risk of prolapse because of their collagen structure.
- Pressure against the vaginal wall
- A fullness feeling or “a ball” feeling in the stomach area
- A pull or stretch feeling in your groin area
- Painful intercourse
- Problems passing urine