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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a pelvic support problem.  Prolapse is the bulging or dropping of the rectum or bladder.   It is more common in females but can occur in males as well. 

Symptoms

  • Pelvic pressure
  • Heaviness, fullness, pressure,
  • A sense that something is falling out
  • Trouble emptying your bowel and bladder completely
  • Urine leakage, frequency, chronic urinary tract infections, difficulty urinating
  • Protrusion of the rectum out of the anus
  • Difficult bowel movements or trapping of stool
  • Lower backache

Treatment

  • Physical therapy
  • Mechanical support devices (pessary)
  • Surgery