Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Overview

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) happens when the muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor are impaired causing the pelvic organs such as the bladder, bowel or uterus to sag or bulge out into the vagina or rectal opening.

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Uterine Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse can be caused by: 

  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • Repetitive heavy lifting
  • Constipation 
  • Chronic cough
  • Obesity

Common symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include:

  • A heaviness in your vagina or rectum
  • A bulge in the vagina that you can see or feel
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Groin or lower back pain
  • Difficulty peeing or passing stool
  • Incontinence
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
Stages of Uterine Prolapse

Treatment

Mild cases of pelvic organ prolapse can be managed with non-surgical treatment:

HIFEM Technology

Activation of the pelvic floor muscles to strengthen and rebuild the muscles supporting the pelvic organs.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Targeted exercises focused on the pelvic floor which might be overly contracted or weak.

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