Pelvic Prolapse in St. George, UT
When a woman’s pelvic floor muscles are stretched or weakened, the pelvic organs (the bladder, uterus, small intestines and rectum) can shift out of position or sag through the layer of muscles and ligaments, resulting in a condition known as prolapse. It may be helpful to think of prolapse as hernia of the vagina.
There are several types of prolapse:
Women who have had multiple pregnancies or given birth vaginally are at higher risk for prolapsed organs. However, prolapse can also occur in women who have never given birth. Heavy lifting, coughing often, obesity, menopause and previous pelvic surgery can also be associated with prolapse.
Symptoms of prolapse include:
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