Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is when one or more pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, urethra, or rectum) bulge into or out of the vagina. Prolapse can cause an uncomfortable pressure or fullness in your vagina that is noticeable during physical activity or intercourse. It can contribute to issues with bowel, bladder, and sexual function.

Risk factors for prolapse include:

  • Childbirth
  • Aging
  • Connective tissue disorders

Treatment: Physiotherapy may help reduce symptoms for people with mild prolapse by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, learning to engage the muscles during increases in intra-abdominal pressure, and addressing constipation issues.


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