Pelvic Support Problems
Although childbirth is a very special event, it can cause the mother to suffer from pelvic organ prolapse. After childbirth, the organs near the pelvis (bladder, cervix, rectum, urethra, uterus and vagina) can slip downward. This occurs because the muscles and connective tissue (fascia) have been stretched or torn causing them to be incapable of supporting these organs.
Symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse range from mild to severe.
Problems associated with pelvic organ prolapse include:
- Sensation of pelvic fullness or heavy weightiness
- A lump, knot, or bulge in vagina
- Pressure or severe aching in the pelvis or lower abdomen
- Excruciating pain in the lower back
- Organs bulging out of vagina (accompanied with urinary and defecation problems)
- Difficulties inserting tampons or applicators
- Sexual complications
- Cystocele – bladder prolapse
- Enterocele – small intestine prolapse
- Rectocele – rectum prolapse
- Urethrocele – urethra prolapse
- Vaginal vault – top of vagina prolapse
Diagnosis is Key
At Las Palmas, our first responsibility is to properly diagnose the exact cause of the prolapse as well as which organs are effected (if any are). Our diagnostics is extensive and thorough because we want you to get a treatment that is well suited for your individual needs.
Additionally, there are several factors that weigh into the style of treatment that each patient desires. Our aim is to match the best treatment with your future lifestyle and provide you with all the support you need.