Prolapse Specialist

Women's Center for Pelvic Wellness -  - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon

Women's Center for Pelvic Wellness

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeons & Urogynecologists located in Pasadena, CA

Pelvic organ prolapse is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be embarrassing and affect even the simplest of daily activities. At Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness, expert urogynecologists Dr. Alexis Tran and Dr. David Kimble offer evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, including for the bladder, rectum, and uterus. Don’t suffer from the symptoms of prolapse. Call the office in Pasadena, California, or book an appointment online today.

Prolapse Q & A

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

A group of muscles and tissues holds up the pelvic organs, which include the uterus, vagina, rectum, and bladder. But when these muscles start to weaken or become loose, one or more of your pelvic organs may fall and press into or even protrude from your vagina.

What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms may be seen or felt. Your OB/GYN may feel tissue during a pelvic exam. Other symptoms include:

  • Pain or pressure during sexual intercourse
  • Chronic fullness, pressure, or aching in the pelvis
  • Incontinence or problems with bowel movements
  • Pain and discomfort inserting tampons

You, and not your provider, may even notice irregular tissue bulging or coming out of your vagina.

What puts me at risk of developing pelvic organ prolapse?

When the muscles and connective tissues in your pelvic region stop working as they should, pelvic organ prolapse results. The reasons for this may be genetic, however, other factors that contribute include:

  • Vaginal childbirth that stretches the muscles and tissue of the pelvic floor
  • A long-term strain that includes pressure from obesity or constipation
  • Aging, which can lead to muscle degeneration
  • Giving birth to a baby that weighs more than 8.5 pounds

If you have any of these risk factors, discuss the possibility of pelvic organ prolapse with the doctors at Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness.

How is pelvic organ prolapse treated?

Nonsurgical treatments:

  • Kegels
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Pelvic floor electrical stimulation
  • Radiofrequency treatments for early stages of prolapse

Surgical treatments:

  • Anterior colporrhaphy
  • Posterior colporrhaphy
  • Enterocele repair
  • Perineorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic and vaginal vault suspensions
  • Hysteropexy
  • Hysyterectomy
  • Laparoscopic and robotic assisted sacrocolpopexy