Pelvic organ prolapse refers to one or more of the pelvic organs dropping from their normal positions. This can happen to the uterus, the vagina, bladder (cystocele), and rectum (rectocele) due to weakening of the vaginal walls.
The symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse can range from mild to severe, and include a feeling of fullness or heaviness in the pelvic region, pulling sensation in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or back, painful or uncomfortable sexual intercourse, and difficulty urinating or having a bowel movement.
The physicians at Partners OB/GYN take a special interest in helping women with pelvic organ prolapse. We diagnose type and severity of prolapse, and discuss treatments, including non-surgical and surgical options. Non-surgical options include physical therapy, vaginal estrogen therapy, and/or a pessary (a device inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs) that can be fitted in the clinic. For surgical options, Dr. Votel and Dr. Kohls are experts in the field and have performed many prolapse reduction and vaginal reconstructive surgeries.
Make an appointment to visit our office, discuss your concerns, and have Partners OB/GYN care for you today!