Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of the pelvic organs drops from its normal position. Injury to the pelvic muscles and/or tissues that support the pelvic organs allows for prolapse to occur. There are varying levels of severity and a grading system for prolapse.
Cystocele: A defect in the anterior vaginal wall allows the bladder to protrude into the vagina.
Rectocele: A defect in the posterior vaginal wall allows the rectum to protrude into the vagina.
Enterocele: A part of the small intestine falls in between the rectum and vagina and protrudes into the vagina.
Uterine: The uterus falls and protrudes into the vagina.
Symptoms of prolapse may include:
Factors contributing to prolapse:
Pelvic organ prolapse can often be managed with pelvic floor physical therapy. A thorough examination will allow for the proper treatment and provision of a home program to allow for-self management.
The Pelvic Pain therapists at Restore Your Core Physical Therapy regularly evaluate and treat all of the conditions listed above. Contact us today to schedule your appointment as we are happy to help you attain your goals at Restore Your Core.