A prolapse occurs when surrounding organs or structures push into your vaginal canal, often causing urinary problems, bowel symptoms, and sexual dysfunction, among other issues. If you’re struggling with a prolapse, Ryan Stratford, MD, MBA, FACOG, and Kelly Kantartzis, MD, MS, FACOG, at The Woman’s Center in Mesa, Arizona, offer innovative treatment solutions. Find out more by booking a prolapse evaluation at this Phoenix-based practice today. You can conveniently schedule an appointment either online or over the phone.
A prolapse (or vaginal prolapse or pelvic organ prolapse) is a general term that describes several conditions that lead to abnormal protrusions of organs or other components.
In most cases, prolapse issues occur after childbirth, often due to stretch injuries during childbirth along with muscle injuries and weakness. You can develop any of the following prolapse issues:
While pregnancy and labor and delivery are often to blame when it comes to developing a prolapse, they’re not the only causes. Your risk of struggling with a prolapse is higher if you’re overweight, have chronic constipation, or have a family history of weak connective tissues.
You may or may not experience symptoms when you have a prolapse. Many women explain that they feel like there’s a constant heavy or pulling sensation on their pelvic organs. Depending on the severity of your prolapse, you might also notice:
It’s also common to feel like something is going to fall out of your vagina. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you have plenty of options for relief at The Woman’s Center.
Your urogynecologists will likely get you started on conservative prolapse treatments beginning with your first appointment. Nonsurgical prolapse treatments include:
But if you have a more severe prolapse or if conservative treatments aren’t effective, your urogynecologist at The Woman’s Center may recommend any of the following minimally invasive procedures:
No matter which prolapse treatment is right for you, The Woman’s Center is dedicated to ensuring that you experience the relief you deserve.
Book your prolapse evaluation at The Woman’s Center right through the website. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.