Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a very common condition in which the muscles that support pelvic organs become weakened, causing the organs to fall out of place. It's estimated that half of women who have children will experience some form of prolapse later in life. There are many different organs that can be affected by POP, including the uterus, bladder, vagina, and rectum.


Doctors can usually diagnose pelvic organ prolapse with a simple pelvic exam. In many cases, a prolapse is easily diagnosed; however, determining the best course of treatment will often require additional testing and evaluation. 


We offer many options for treatment and repair of pelvic organ prolapse. Generally, our first course of treatment is non-surgical, including Kegel exercises, estrogen therapy, and pessary insertion.  If these treatments are not successful, a surgical procedure can repair the prolapsed organs.  You and your physician will determine which course of treatment is best for you.