Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Many women suffer from prolapse of the pelvic organs, such as the uterus, bladder, or rectum as a result of weakened pelvic floor muscles, most commonly from childbirth. This condition can be bothersome, can interfere with normal activities, and may result in difficulty with urination.
With a detailed history and careful physical examination, pelvic organ prolapse can be identified and diagnosed in order to cater therapy according to each patient’s evaluation.
Treatment may or may not be indicated for every patient. Options include:
Pessary fitting, placement, and care: using a disc-like device that can be inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs.
Pelvic floor biofeedback: physical therapy for the muscles of the pelvic floor. The goal of pelvic floor biofeedback is to gain greater control of the muscles. The technique can be used in the treatment of urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, urinary retention, pelvic floor disorders, and pelvic pain disorders.
Electrical stimulation: a gentle electrical current is delivered to the muscles of the pelvic floor resulting in temporary contraction of the pelvic floor muscles.