WHAT IS PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
So first and foremost what is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Our pelvic organs are sitting in the bowl, that is our pelvis and our pelvic organs are our bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, rectum and anus. Prolapse of these organs is a dropping or tipping down of these organs and most commonly, they tip into the vaginal canal.
This can happen to just one or many of these organs at one time. The bladder can tip back into the vagina. The rectum can tip forward into the vagina. The uterus itself can fall down into the vagina. Even if you have had hysterectomy, you are still at risk for having a prolapse of the vaginal vault itself, where the vaginal canal can start to tip in on itself. This condition has many potential symptoms that go along with it and that is because the symptoms often times go along with what organ is prolapsing.
SYMPTOMS OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
So what are some of the common symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse? The symptoms you experience really depend on which organ is prolapsing.
CAUSES OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
So in general, anything that puts increased pressure on the abdomen can lead to pelvic organ prolapse and many things can do this.
PREVENTION OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
Unfortunately, many of the risk factors for a pelvic organ prolapse are out of you control, such as your family history, your age, whether or not you had a difficult vaignal delivery, and whether or not you have already had a hysterectomy. Those are things you can’t control but you can reduce your risk by making some changes.
Here are 4 things that you can do right now to make changes to helpfully prevent Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
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