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Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is where organs like the womb or bladder move out of place and press on your vagina.

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include discomfort in your vagina, a bulge or lump in your vagina and needing to pee more than usual.

Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse include pelvic floor exercises, hormone medicines and sometimes surgery.

Things that can cause a pelvic organ prolapse include pregnancy and childbirth, going through the menopause and being overweight.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include discomfort in your vagina, a bulge or lump in your vagina and needing to pee more than usual.

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms include:

Sometimes pelvic organ prolapse has no symptoms and is found during an internal examination carried out for another reason, such as cervical screening.

Read more on the NHS website.

Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse include pelvic floor exercises, hormone medicines and sometimes surgery.

Medical treatments

If you do not have any symptoms, or the prolapse is mild and not bothering you, you may not need medical treatment.

But making some lifestyle changes will probably still help.

These include:

  • losing weight if you're overweight
  • avoiding heavy lifting
  • preventing or treating constipation

If the prolapse is more severe or your symptoms are affecting your daily life, there are several further treatment options to consider.

These include:

  • pelvic floor exercises
  • hormone treatment
  • vaginal pessaries
  • surgery

The recommended treatment will depend on the type and severity of the prolapse, your symptoms and your overall health.

You and your doctor will decide together what's the best option for you.

Read more on the NHS website.

Things that can cause a pelvic organ prolapse include pregnancy and childbirth, going through the menopause and being overweight.

Read more on the NHS website.