Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a term used to describe a feeling of heaviness around your lower tummy and genitals. A dragging discomfort inside your vagina, a feeling like there's something coming down into your vagina – it may feel like sitting on a small ball or seeing a bulge or lump in your vagina. Often associated with needing to pee more than usual.
Listed below are examples of some of the more common types of prolapse
- Dropped bladder (cystocele). This is the most common type of pelvic organ prolapse
- Dropped Bowel (Rectocele). This happens when the rectum bulges into or out of the vagina
- Dropped uterus (uterine). This happens when the uterus bulges into or out of the vagina
- Dropped Vagina after Hysterectomy (Fault Prolapse). This happens when the end of your surgical site drops into the vagina
It has been recommended by the department of health that women should see a physiotherapist for a post-birth check 6 weeks after having a baby. The check aims to identify problems affecting the pelvic floor before they become a burden on life.
The list above is of the most common conditions related to Pelvic Organ Prolapse. If you can’t find what you are suffering from here and are in any doubt as to whether we can help, please contact us to discuss and we will advise accordingly.
We recommend using the Squeezy App for Pelvic Floor exercises at home