Pelvic organ prolapseOverview

Pelvic organ prolapse is when 1 or more of the organs in the pelvis slip down from their normal position and bulge into the vagina.


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.

Page last reviewed: 07/08/2019
Next review due: 07/08/2022