PELVIC ORGAN DROOPING
Pelvic organ prolapse is defined as the displacement or sagging of organs in the pelvic region, including the uterus, bladder, and rectum. This condition typically affects women and can be caused by factors such as childbirth, aging, excessive weight gain, chronic cough, or heavy lifting.
Pelvic organ prolapse can cause varying degrees of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Some of these symptoms include pain in the vaginal or pelvic area, difficulty controlling the bladder, urinary incontinence, pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, vaginal bleeding or discharge, and a feeling of pressure or fullness in the pelvic area.
Treatment options depend on the severity of the symptoms and the degree of prolapse. Lifestyle changes such as pelvic muscle exercises, weight loss, and treatment for cough or constipation may be sufficient in some cases. However, in more advanced cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.
The treatment of pelvic organ prolapse can vary based on the degree of prolapse, the age of the patient, overall health condition, and the severity of symptoms. Here are some treatment options:
Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle modifications like exercising, losing weight, treating constipation, and managing cough can help prevent further progression of the prolapse.
Pelvic floor muscle strengthening: Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help support the pelvic organs. Specialized pelvic floor exercises can be performed under the guidance of a physical therapist.
Pessary: A pessary is a device inserted into the vagina to help support the pelvic organs. Pessary use may be recommended to alleviate symptoms and prevent further progression of the prolapse.
Surgical intervention: Depending on the degree of prolapse, surgical intervention may be necessary in pelvic organ prolapse treatment. Surgical procedures may involve various techniques to reposition or remove the prolapsed organs.
The treatment of pelvic organ prolapse can vary depending on the patient’s specific condition.