Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Normal Anatomy
Ulterine Prolapse


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. 

Whatever the cause may be, you are not alone, and there is help available.

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



Often, symptoms are less bothersome in the morning and worsen as the day goes on.

If you are experiencing any of the these symptoms, please contact us.  Non-surgical help is available. 

 Next Level Therapy will perform a complete evaluation of your whole being and together we will develop a plan to meet your needs and assist you in a comfortable return to your daily living tasks.

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