What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Our pelvic organs are supported by the pelvic floor muscles which is located at the base of your pelvic area. It supports our bladder, uterus, and bowel. A prolapse happens when the pelvic floor muscles is no longer able to support and hold these organs in place because it may have been weakened or damaged. Some common factors include pregnancy, This causes pelvic organ to prolapse whereby the organ will drop out of the vagina.
There are different types of pelvic organ prolapse:
1) Bladder Prolapse – the most common type of prolapse whereby the bladder drops out of the vagina.
2) Uterine Prolapse – the uterus bulges into or out of the vagina.
3) Rectal Prolapse – the rectum bulges into or out of the vagina.
Read this article on some common symptoms that women reportedly feel or describe when they are diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse.