Treatment Options For Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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Sometimes the muscles and tissues that support your pelvic organs (the uterus, bladder, or rectum) become weak or loose. This allows one or more of these organs to drop or press into or out of your vagina. It’s a fairly common condition called pelvic organ prolapse

There are several treatment options for POP. The best one for you will likely depend on the severity of your condition and how much it bothers you. Urogynecologist Dr. William Rush explains. 

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The first treatment many doctors recommend is a pessary. It’s a removable device inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs. Pessaries come in many different shapes and sizes. Some pessaries can treat both pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Ask your doctor if your POP can improve by changing your eating habits, or with pelvic floor muscle therapy. These approaches can make a difference for some women.

If surgery is a recommended treatment option for your POP, you may wonder: Am I too young for surgery? Too old? Is there a risk if I wait? All are good questions. Dr. Rush answers, and helps you decide when surgery may be best for you: 

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