Friday, 14 July 2017

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Pelvic organ prolapse is a type of hernia which causes the pelvic organs drops from its normal position in to the lower abdomen and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This pressure on the vagina may cause problems in the functioning of pelvic organs. 

Sometimes, more than one pelvic organ can prolapse at the same time. Organs that may get involved  in pelvic prolapse includes:
  •  Bladder (The most common type of pelvic organ prolapse) 
  •  Vagina
  •  Small bowel
  •  Urethra
  •  Uterus 
  •  Rectum

What causes pelvic organ prolapse?

    The main cause of pelvic organ prolapse is the strain during childbirth. In a normal healthy body the pelvic organs are kept in place by the muscles and tissues in the lower belly. But after a childbirth these muscles may get stretched or weakened and if these muscles fail to recover, those muscles may no longer be able to support  pelvic organs. Pelvic organ prolapse may also caused due to surgery to remove your uterus (hysterectomy).  It may sometimes result in less support of other organs in the pelvic area.
The following are some other causes of Pelvic organ prolapse which be because of the pressure that puts on your belly:
  • Pelvic organ tumors. 
  • A long-lasting cough.
  • Frequent constipation
  • Being very overweight (obesity).

What are the symptoms of Pelvic organ prolapse?

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse may get worse by standing, jumping, and lifting and usually are relieved by lying down. The most common symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include:
  • Pelvic pressure. 
  • Stretching or pulling in the groin area 
  • a low backache.
  • Pain during intercourse.
  • Bleeding or spotting from the vagina.
  • Urinary problems, like as involuntary release of urine (incontinence)
  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate, especially at night.
  • A feeling as if something is actually falling out of the vagina
  • Problems with bowel movements, such as constipation
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