Beyond Women's Care
OB/GYNs & Advanced Cosmetic Providers located in Rochester Hills, MI
Pelvic organ prolapse is a problem for many women, and finding relief becomes a top priority. The team at Beyond Women's Care in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is highly skilled in performing pelvic organ prolapse surgery and has helped many women move forward with improved health and wellness. To discuss this and other treatment options, call the office to set up a visit or spend a few moments using the online booking page to find a time that fits your schedule.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Q&A
What is pelvic organ prolapse?
All of your pelvic organs are held into position by a network of muscles and tissues. When those tissues fail to support one or more reproductive organs, those organs can become displaced, moving into other areas of the pelvis.
Organs affected by pelvic organ prolapse include your uterus, bladder, small bowel, and rectum. Numerous things can cause pelvic organ prolapse, and there is little you can do to prevent the condition.
The stress of pregnancy and childbirth can weaken pelvic tissues, eventually leading to prolapsed organs. The aging process can also be a factor.
Some women experience pelvic floor disorders that weaken the muscle structure within the pelvis. For these women, prolapse can occur with little warning and at any age.
What are some symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
Minor cases of prolapse may not create any noticeable symptoms. Some women only become aware of the problem after a gynecologic exam.
For others, symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse might include:
- Sensation of unusual fullness in the pelvic region
- Pain during sex
- Urinary issues like leaking or frequent need to urinate
- Lower back pain
- Unusual bleeding
In some cases, prolapse leads to an organ entering the vagina, in which case you may feel as though there is something inside or even falling out of your vagina.
How does pelvic organ prolapse surgery work?
Each procedure for pelvic organ prolapse is unique and depends on the organs affected and the degree of prolapse. In many cases, these procedures can be done using laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows your doctor to access your pelvic tissues without large incisions. A lighted camera gathers imaging to help guide the process, and slim surgical tools allow precise movements.
Beyond Women’s Care also offers the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, a treatment platform that enables an unparalleled degree of flexibility and precision. Using this advanced technology, your gynecologist can carefully reposition the prolapsed organ and secure it into place.
The Altis® sling is a great tool for treating pelvic organ prolapse. This device is positioned within the pelvis to support optimal bladder health and to treat urinary incontinence.
If you’d like more information about pelvic organ prolapse surgery or are concerned about unusual symptoms, call the office today to set up a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.
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