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Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
OB-GYN providers in Faribault, Minnesota, treat pelvic organ prolapse.
When the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman's pelvic organs weaken, the pelvic organs can drop lower in the pelvis, creating a bulge in the vagina (prolapse). Women most commonly develop pelvic organ prolapse years after childbirth, after a hysterectomy or after menopause. If you have symptoms, such as a feeling of pressure in your pelvic area, see your health care provider.
Women can have one or a combination of symptoms, depending on the location and severity of their prolapses:
- A feeling of fullness or pressure in your pelvis and vagina.
- A bulge of tissue in your vagina that you can see or feel. Leaking urine or difficulty urinating.
- Urgent need to urinate.
- Need to cross legs before coughing to prevent urine leaks.
- Need to physically push a bulge in when urinating to allow urine to pass.
- Increased pelvic pressure when you strain, cough, bear down or lift.
- Problems having sexual intercourse.
Gokhan Anil, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology, discusses pelvic organ prolapse.
Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.