pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse — sometimes called genital prolapse — is rarely discussed, yet millions of women in the United States suffer from this hidden medical epidemic. The condition occurs when one or more of the pelvic organs — the uterus, bladder, or rectum — slip down from their normal position and either press against the wall of the vagina or protrude into or beyond the vagina.

One of my recent patients described prolapse as,

Strengthening pelvic-floor muscles can help with incontinence, pain

Don't be Embarrassed from Urinary Incontinence!

Women who experience leakage from their bladders or have the “got to go” feeling at inconvenient times are not alone. The problem, though embarrassing for some, is more common – and treatable – than many women realize.

A recent research study, which analyzed nine years of data from 3,000 women ages 42-64, found that 68 percent of this group experienced the problem at least once a month. In fact, more Americans suffer from urinary incontinence than from diabetes and hypertension.

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