Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Is something coming out of somewhere it never used to?

The pelvis of a woman consists of three organs: the bladder, uterus and bowel. Any one of these can move whether it be after childbirth or heavy lifting. It is a mismatch in pressure which causes a descent of the organ into the vagina.

Symptoms may be a feeling of heaviness, bulging in the vagina, a dragging feeling of the lower back, incomplete emptying of the bladder or bowel or incontinence.

Management depends on the stage of prolapse but this can be assessed and discussed with your pelvic physiotherapist.