Pelvic Support Defects
Pelvic Support Defects or Pelvic Organ Prolapse, (commonly referred to as fallen bladder, dropped bladder or fallen uterus), may come with age, but they are not normal. Our caring physicians can provide a thorough evaluation and treatment options to best suit your individual needs.
Proper Evaluation and Treatment
In order to treat this condition, it is important that you are properly examined and diagnosed by a doctor. The symptoms for pelvic support problems vary, depending on which organs are involved. If you are experiencing any of the following, contact us to set up an evaluation.
- Feeling of pelvic heaviness, as though something is falling out of the vaginal area
- Pulling or ache in the lower abdomen or pelvis
- Problems producing a bowel movement
- A feeling similar to a tampon falling or being pulled out
Not all women suffering from pelvic support problems require treatment, and our doctors can provide those women with exercises and recommend changes to their diet. Other women may benefit from medicine or surgery. The most important thing is that this condition is treatable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is surgery the only solution for pelvic support defects?
No. There are many treatment options that our physicians can discuss with you.
Are pelvic support problems a normal part of aging?
No, while symptoms may come with age, these are not related to getting older.
Are pelvic support defects normal after childbirth?
No. Although pregnancy and childbirth are the most common causes of pelvic support defects, they can also occur in women who have never had children.