Gynecologic Health

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

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

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


Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which pelvic organs either bulge or drop from their normal position into the vagina, according to the International Urogynecological AssociationOff Site Icon. This occurs when the supporting tissue around the pelvic organs weaken, according to the IUS.

Pelvic organs include the bladder, uterus, cervix, urethra and rectum. Pelvic floor muscles and tissue may deteriorate through childbirth or age, resulting in the displacement, or prolapse, of pelvic organs, according to the Food and Drug AdministrationOff Site Icon. Most commonly, the bladder is the organ involved in pelvic organ prolapse, according to the FDA.

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

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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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