A uterine prolapse happens when the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor can no longer support the pelvic organs, causing them to drop from their normal position. Many women experience pelvic support problems and uterine prolapse, often without realizing there’s a problem. At Pacific Women’s Center, we have all the knowledge and experience necessary to help diagnose and treat uterine prolapse.
Prolapse most often occurs in women who have had children in the past, due to the potential for injury to the pelvic floor. Aging and menopause can also increase the likelihood of prolapse as well as constipation and chronic coughing from asthma or bronchitis.
Symptoms may include incontinence, pain during intercourse, pelvic pressure, and difficulty urinating or having a bowel movement. In more serious cases, women may feel their pelvic organs bulging into the vagina near the vaginal opening. If you are experiencing any of these issues, please contact Pacific Women’s Center to make an appointment.
The severity of a prolapse varies. Some women may experience a very slight with mild to non-existent symptoms and don’t require any treatment. In other instances, the weakening of the pelvic floor may become severe enough to cause daily problems. Often, mild prolapse requires little to no intervention other than regular check ups. If symptoms begin worsening, they may be treated with various non-surgical techniques such as Kegel exercises or a vaginal pessary to support the pelvic muscles. In severe cases where symptoms begin affecting daily life, surgical treatment may be necessary.
It can be scary dealing with pelvic prolapse. Give us a call today at 541-342-8616 or contact us online to make an appointment.