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The operation to repair pelvic organ prolapse, most often hysterectomy and pelvic reconstruction to repair the connective tissue which has been damaged, is reliable and usually has few complications. In our experience, patients are usually up and about within 24 hours.

And the results are life changing!

Our patients have returned to work and family with their bodies restored and energy renewed. We are flattered by the fact that our patients have encouraged family and friends who suffer from prolapse to seek treatment too.

Pelvic organ prolapse can affect women of any age.

There are a number of factors that predispose, cause and worsen pelvic organ prolapse. Not only do genetic factors and race influence the risk of prolapse but loss of support to the pelvic floor can be happen when any part of the pelvic floor is injured.

Injury can occur during vaginal delivery, surgery, pelvic radiation or with pelvic fractures from falls or accidents. In addition, constipation, chronic straining, chronic cough, heavy lifting and obesity are all condition that increase the risk of prolapse. Aging, menopause and loss of estrogen also contribute to weakening of the pelvic floor and development of prolapse.

PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

Detailed information on this medical condition

What is it about?

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the normal support to the vagina is lost causing a dropping of the bladder, urethra, cervix, uterus or rectum. The pelvic floor includes the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support the uterus, vagina, rectum and bladder.

Prolapse literally means “to fall out of place”

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There are several disorders and symptoms that can result from loss of support to the pelvic floor.

  • Prolapse:
    Descent of pelvic organs; a bulge and/or pressure, ‘dropped uterus, bladder, rectum or vagina (III stage).

  • Uterine prolapse:
    Pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus, which can then descends into the vaginal canal.

  • Incontinence:
    Loss of bladder or bowel control, leakage of urine or feces

  • Emptying disorders:
    Difficulty urinating or defecating.

  • Pelvic (or Bladder) pain:
    Discomfort, burning or other uncomfortable pelvic symptoms, including bladder or urethral pain.

  • Overactive Bladder:
    Frequent need to void, bladder pressure, urgency, urge incontinence, or difficulty holding a full bladder.

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