Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?

Dr. William Rush explains the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Most women experience mild cases of pelvic organ prolapse, and the symptoms can be mild too, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and GynecologistsOff Site Icon . Because organs sometimes drop slightly, the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse may be difficult to identify, according to the ACOG.

According to the International Urogynecological AssociationOff Site Icon, mild to severe symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse can include:

  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Feeling a lump in the vagina or near the vagina
  • Heavy and/or painful feeling in the vagina or lower back
  • Irregular urination: frequent or slow urination; urgent desire to urinate; or feeling of incomplete urination

For more information about the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, talk to your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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