Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when one of more of the organs that sit within the pelvis start to descend. The organs we are thinking about here are the bladder, the uterus and the bowel.

Usually the organs are supported by a combination of the fascia + connective tissue from above and the pelvic floor muscles from below. This support system can be damaged during a vaginal delivery which is one of the highest risk factors for prolapse. As the baby comes down through the birth canal it can stretch & tear the connective tissue or the pelvic floor muscles.

Occasionally prolapse can occur from alot of downward pressure onto the organs, such as a chronic cough or years of straining on the toilet due to constipation. 

What are the symptoms?

A prolapse can be diagnosed by your Women’s Health Physio via an internal vaginal examination.

There are different kinds of prolapse depending on which organ has descended down towards the entrance to the vagina and there are then grades depending on how far the organ has actually descended. 

This can be determined during a vaginal exam and we can also then assess the function of your pelvic floor muscles which helps us to then formulate an appropriate treatment plan. 

Trans perineal ultrasound can also be used to assist with this diagnosis. 

What are the treatment options for Prolapse

Treatment options will depend on the individual, the specific symptoms, type and grade of prolapse. 

Some of the options are:

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"I went to see Em all through my second pregnancy and postpartum, and can't recommend her services as a women's physiotherapist enough.

Prior to seeing Em, I was worried about my pelvic floor and large abdominal separation due to carrying 2x large babies (both over 4.5kg!) But I felt very supported and was given easy exercises to do at home to gain strength again in my pelvic floor muscles and core, along with easing tension all around my shoulders and lower back.

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