Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The pelvic organs are supported by the muscles, ligaments, and fascia within the pelvis. If the pelvic floor muscles are weak or not functioning optimally, they are unable to sufficiently support the pelvic organs. This places more stress on the ligaments and fascia that support the pelvic contents. If the muscles stay weak for too long, the ligaments and connective tissue stretch causing the organs to sag lower down into or out of the pelvis.


Types of Prolapse:

• Uterine Prolapse/ Hysterocele -- Uterus
• Cystocele -- Bladder
• Urethrocele -- Urethra
• Rectocele -- Rectum
• Enterocele -- Intestine



• Feeling of heaviness in the vagina or between the legs
• Pelvic pressure
• Feeling of “something” falling out
• Lump in vagina or rectum
• Pelvic or low back pain
• Discomfort with intercourse
• Difficulty eliminating stool
• Constipation
• Urinary incontinence
• Urinary retention
• Urinary urgency
• Urinary frequency