Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when organs sag or fall into the vaginal canal because of weak pelvic muscles. This may result in a noticeable bulge, lump, or dragging sensation in the vagina. Occasionally prolapse can distort the anatomy causing obstruction to the urinary tract. Approximately fifty percent of women who have experienced childbirth have varying degrees of pelvic organ prolapse. Some of these conditions can include:
Your treatment will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Reconstructive surgery reconstructs the pelvic floor with the goal of restoring the organs to their original position. Weakness of the pelvic floor often affects more than one area. Some types of reconstructive surgery are done through an incision in the vagina. Others are done through an incision in the abdomen or with laparoscopy. Depending on the location of your prolapse, there are different surgical strategies for various types of prolapse such as posterior prolapse, anterior prolapse, uterine prolapse and vaginal vault prolapse. There are many surgical procedures that can correct your problem. Dr. Kavaler can discuss various options with you to help you decide the best solution.
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