Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is a herniation of the bladder, uterus, rectum or part of the GI tract into or beyond the vaginal walls. Sometimes referred to as "organs falling down" into the vagina.
- Vaginal fullness or heaviness
- Feeling or seeing a vaginal bulge-it may feel like sitting on a small ball
- Pressure in the lower abdomen, back or anus
- Feeling the need to urinate after just using the restroom
Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Cystocele: Herniation of bladder into vaginal canal
- Rectocele: Herniation of rectum into vaginal canal
- Uterine prolapse: Herniation of the uterus into vaginal canal
- Vaginal vault prolapse: upper part of the vagina herniates down into canal
- Enterocele: small intestines descends into the pelvic cavity pressing against the back of the vaginal wall
"It's amazing how such subtle movements can have such a profound whole body effect. Before I felt like my pelvis/abdomen were not connected to my body. It felt like that space was empty in a way. Now it's all integrated. I'm whole again."