Prolapse of the Pelvic Organs What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? At Greens medical center we offer all the facilities and treatment options for the patients suffering from prolapsed of pelvic organs. Pelvic organ prolapse is described as a bulge or hernia of the pelvic organs that bulges beyond the vaginal opening. This occurs when the muscles and ligaments that hold the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus and rectum) in position weakens or gets stretched. Pelvic organ prolapse causes extreme pain and discomfort. Organs that are affected with Pelvic organ prolapsed include the bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, small intestine and rectum. Causes for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pelvic organ prolapse mostly occur after having heavy strain on the muscles and tissues surrounding the region. This usually happens during child birth when the muscles and tissues stretch to release the baby from the uterus. In normal case these muscles recover themselves, if not they remain unable to support the pelvic organs. Patients who have undergone surgery to remove the uterus also have chances to develop pelvic organ prolapse. Low levels of estrogen hormone in elderly women at menopause can also cause pelvic organ prolapse. Other reasons that can cause pelvic organ prolapse include: Obesity Severe cough Constipation Pelvic tumors Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Most common symptom of pelvic organ prolapse includes pressure from pelvic organs to the vaginal wall. Other symptoms include fullness in lower belly, pull or stretch in the lower back, urine release, and problems with bowel movements. Pelvic organ prolapse is diagnosed by pelvic examination and getting information related to symptoms occurred during pregnancy and whether the patients had undergone any surgeries in the abdomen area. Doctor decision about the treatment will be based on location and severity of prolapse and how bad the symptoms are. For mild symptoms doctors suggest following a healthy diet and regular exercise. Trying pelvic muscle strengthening exercise helps to strengthen the muscles surrounding pelvic region. Avoid tasks that put stress on the pelvic muscles including weight lifting. For extreme cases doctors suggest incorporating a supporting device known as pessary to the pelvic organ to reduce the pressure and pain to the vagina. Next option is to perform surgery to repair the tissues that support the prolapsed organ and the tissues around the vagina. At Greens medical center, we have a team of experts to help you treat and recover from all medical conditions. We have the best medical infrastructure and medical utilities to provide all round care and support to the patients. For any queries related to prolapsed of the pelvic organ contact us.