A wide range of conditions may affect one’s reproductive system. However, one of the most bothersome, and in many instances embarrassing, is organ prolapse. Women who experience organ prolapse may feel uneasy about talking to a doctor about their condition, but it is important that they have a thorough evaluation performed and speak to a professional about possible treatment options.
What is organ prolapse?
The doctors at Huey and Weprin OB/GYN of Kettering and Englewood, OH, explain that organ prolapse is when one or several of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum, small intestines) drop from their normal position and push against the walls of the vagina. This can happen due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, often due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, obesity, and/or genetics.
What are some of the symptoms of organ prolapse?
Symptoms include pressure or discomfort in the pelvis, feeling like something is falling out of the vagina, trouble with bladder or bowel control, and pain during sex.
What type of treatment is available for those with organ prolapse?
While there are surgical options for treating organ prolapse, non-surgical approaches such as physical therapy exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles can also be helpful in managing symptoms. Surgical treatment options may include using a pessary, a device inserted into the vagina to provide proper support to the pelvic organs. It’s essential that you talk to your provider about all of your treatment options and what may work best for you.
Call our team today to request an evaluation and appointment if you suspect that you have organ prolapse
Remember, organ prolapse is common and not something to feel embarrassed or ashamed about. It is vital that you seek treatment so that you can manage symptoms and improve your quality of life. If you are ready to speak to a healthcare provider about your needs, call our team at Huey and Weprin OB/GYN at 937-771-5100 to request an appointment at our offices. We are open to both new and returning patients seeking obstetrical or gynecological care in their community.