Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ ProlapsePelvic organ prolapse is when the uterus (uterine prolapse), bladder (cystocele), or the rectum (rectocele) herniates into the vaginal canal and can cause a bulge of tissue to come out of the opening of the vagina. A prolapse can occur due to childbirth, aging, chronic constipation, and menopausal changes. The patient may experience pelvic pain, low backache, urinary and fecal incontinence, and the sensation that something is falling out of the body. Treatment includes pelvic floor exercises, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and strengthening of the pelvic muscles.