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Supporting Your Pelvic Organ Prolapse - More Options than Surgery

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

Being diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can feel extremely overwhelming. But the good news is, being diagnosed with a prolapse does not mean you are guaranteed to have long term prolapse symptoms or require surgery. In many cases, relief from POP is completely achievable without surgery and may even be able to be improved.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse happens when the muscles, fascia, and connective tissues supporting the pelvic organs (the uterus, bladder, or rectum) become weakened or lax. This allows one or more of the pelvic organs to descend or press into or out of the vagina. With POP, the pelvic organs themselves are not actually damaged, it is simply the supporting structures like fascia and connective tissue that are stretched and/or injured. Read our full article about pelvic prolapse here to learn more.

Symptoms of prolapse The symptoms often experienced with POP include:

  • vaginal pressure or bulging

  • feeling of the vagina falling out

  • low back pain

  • pelvic heaviness/dragging that is worse at the end of the day