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A medical study estimates that about sixty percent of women experience some degree of prolapse. Fortunately, this painful and chronic condition can be corrected with innovative surgical techniques. At Advanced Endometriosis Center, Dr. Ulas Bozdogan provides personalized prolapse medical support and effective treatment options, including medications, surgical procedures, and healthy lifestyle changes. He has extensive experience treating pelvic organ prolapse and reinstating organ position and functioning. For more information, call or book an appointment online today.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
This refers to the stretching of an organ down into or out of the vagina. This is commonly caused by the loosening and weakening of the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs including the uterus, rectum, or bladder. This causes one or more pelvic organs to fall, press, or drop into or out of the vagina or rectum. The top of the vagina itself can also collapse into the lower part.
What Are the Different Types of Prolapse?
There are different prolapse types, including vaginal, bladder, and rectal, depending on the cause of your condition. Some of the common types of prolapse include:
Vaginal prolapse in women results from stretching or expanding the vagina to protrude on other structures or organs. Typically, vaginal prolapse does not only involve the vagina.
The bladder is held in place by a hammock or curved band of supportive pelvic floor tissues and muscles. When the muscles and tissues become weakened or stretched, your bladder may drop out of place.
This condition results from the overstretching and weakening of normal body attachments, causing the rectum to telescope out through your anus, almost turning it inside out.
Uterine prolapse happens when the uterus descends into or towards the vagina. The uterus can even extend beyond the vaginal opening in some instances.
What Are the Symptoms of Prolapse?
Your prolapse symptoms can vary depending on your prolapse type, the degree of the prolapse, your current health, etc. However, the most common symptoms comprise pain during intercourse, chronic bladder infections, urinary incontinence, slow urine stream, a feeling of pressure or discomfort in the vagina, lower back pain, constipation, and sensation or presence of a protrusion of the vagina.
What Should You Expect During Prolapse Treatment?
When you seek medical care with a prolapse condition, the treatment depends on various factors, such as your general health and the type and severity of your prolapse. Your doctor develops a personalized treatment plan and may recommend multiple treatments. Some common treatments include medications, physical rehabilitation, targeted exercises, healthy lifestyle modifications such as stress management and training, yoga, warm baths, avoiding straining when having a bowel movement and urinating, drinking sufficient fluid, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Bozdogan provides highly personalized and effective treatments and prolapse procedures, including pelvic floor reconstruction.
In conclusion, prolapse can be worse at some times more than others. At Advanced Endometriosis Center, Ulas Bozdogan, MD, is dedicated to giving you the best-personalized care to treat your prolapse condition. If you have any pelvic organ prolapse symptoms, call or schedule an appointment online to get the compassionate medical care you deserve.