Often due to weakness or incoordination of our pelvic floor muscles, we may have a pelvic organ prolapse.
There are three main types:
- prolapse of your rectum (Rectocele)
- prolapse of the bladder (Cystocele)
- prolapse of the uterus (Uterine Prolapse)
The causes can be many. Some reasons could be:
- You could have weakness associated with childbirth that leads to a prolapse.
- You might be an avid runner or weightlifter and due to an incoordination of pelvic floor muscles you have experienced a pelvic organ prolapse.
- Maybe hormonal changes in your body has caused changes to your tissue and put you at risk for prolapse.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
- Sensation or heaviness/pulling in your pelvis
- Tissue protruding from your vagina
- Urinary problems, such as urine leakage (incontinence) or urine retention
- Trouble having a bowel movement
- Feeling as if you’re sitting on a small ball or as if something is falling out of your vagina
- Sexual concerns, such as a sensation or looseness in the tone of your vaginal tissue