Pelvic Organ Prolapse
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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when the tissue & muscles in the
pelvic floor become weakened or damaged and can no longer support
the pelvic organs causing one or more of these organs to descend from
their normal position and create a bulge in the vagina (prolapse).
What are the different types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
The different types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse are: Cystocele (prolapse of the bladder into the vagina), Urethrocele (prolapse of the urethra), Uterine prolapse, Vagina vault prolapse (prolapse of the vagina), Enterocele (small bowel prolapse), and Rectocele (prolapse of the rectum).
What are the symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Those who suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse often describe a feeling of heaviness in their lower tummy and genital region as well as the feeling that their organs are "falling out." Other common symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse include a dragging feeling inside the vagina, feeling or seeing a bulge in or coming out of the vagina, discomfort during intercourse, difficulty urinating (stress incontinence, frequent urination, inability to completely empty the bladder). Pelvic Organ Prolapse can also cause lower back and pelvic pain and constipation.
Who is affected by Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Anyone can suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse, however your risk of developing this conditioned is more significant if you are a women or were assigned female at birth. It is estimated that 50% of women suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Men and people assigned male at birth can also experience Pelvic Organ Prolapse as well which would result in a dropped bladder or rectum.
What causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic Organ Prolapse can be caused by a multitude of reasons including but not limited to vaginal childbirth, aging, weight, chronic constipation, family history or genetics, connective tissue or collagen irregularities.
How can pelvic floor physical therapy help me?
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1. Pelvic Organ Prolapse. (2022, August 22). The Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24046-pelvic-organ-prolapse.
2. Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Physiopedia. https://www.physio-pedia.com/Pelvic_Organ_Prolapse.
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Dr. Bhavti Soni
Founder & CEO, Pelvic Health Specialist
Dr. Soni is a pelvic health expert and has been practicing pelvic physical therapy since 12 years and has been a PT since 15 years. She has extensive education in pelvic health and has been part of expert panels, global conferences and pelvic health courses where she teaches other Pelvic PTs. She worked in New York City with leading pelvic pain specialists for 4 years before moving to NJ in 2018 to raise a family and started her own premier Pelvic PT practice. She lives with her husband and 3 year old son.