Women's Center for Pelvic Health
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
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What is pelvic organ prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse, or uterine prolapse, is the loss of musculoskeletal support to the pelvic organs—such as the uterus, bladder and rectum—causing these organs to drop or fall out of position.
What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
- Heavy sensation or a lump in the vagina
- Lower back pain that is relieved when you lie down
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Pain or lack of sensation during sex
What are the causes of pelvic organ prolapse?
- Pregnancy (vaginal delivery and C-section)
- Chronic constipation
- Heavy lifting
What treatment options are available?
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers both surgical and non-surgical options to treat pelvic organ prolapse, including:
- Pessary: Ring device inserted into the vagina to help hold up the bladder and prevent urine leakage. A pessary can serve as an alternative to surgical correction of a prolapsed bladder or uterus.
- Graft and mesh augmentation: Technique to repair, replace and/or reinforce tissue with synthetic or natural materials and strengthen the structures that support pelvic organs.
- Biofeedback: Technique used to help patients control their body's functions.
- Physical therapy
- Electrical stimulation
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