vaginal prolapse

Prolapse Treatment Houston

 

What is PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE?

 

Prolapse is when a female’s organs, including the bladder, uterus, & rectum, slips over time. This can create a lump in the vagina when the muscles and tissues that support those organs become weak, usually in older age.

Causes may include:

  • Child birth
  • Menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Heavy lifting
  • Chronic coughing
  • Constipation
  • Obesity
  • Previous pelvic surgery

 

The Types of PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

Prolapse, sometimes referred to as a hernia, has a different name, depending on the organ affected:
Vaginal vault prolapse – the upper area of the vagina deteriorates in shape and drops into the vaginal canal.

  • Enterocele – when the small intestine bunches up in between the uterus and rectum or lump together on the top of the vagina
  • Rectocele – the rectum bunches together into the posterior vaginal wall
  • Cystocele – also known as bladder prolapse, is a very common type of pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Rectal prolapse– the rectum protrudes through the anus
  • Urethrocele – when the woman’s urethra drops in the vagina
  • Uterine prolapse–when the uterus slips in the vagina
  • Vaginal prolapse– the walls of the vagina drop and cause it to turn inside out

 

PROLAPSE SYMPTOMS

  • – Sexual intercourse that causes pain or discomfort A bulge outside the vagina
  • – Difficulty urinating
  • – Constipation
  • – Random sensations of something dropping out of the vagina
  • Stress incontinence
  • – Frequent urinary infections
  • – Pain in the groin, vagina, pelvis, lower abdomen or lower back
  • – Feeling of Vaginal heaviness
  • – Sensitive or vaginal tissue that protrudes and/or bleeds

 

PROLAPSE TREATMENTS

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Lotze, one of the best Urogynecologists in Texas, to figure out your treatment plan for prolapse.