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Women’s Health: Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Physical Therapy

Pelvic Organ ProlapseAccording to statistics, a third of females are usually affected by pelvic organ prolapse across the globe in their lifetime. Pelvic organ prolapse can be a very uncomfortable condition in the life of a woman which involves the pelvic organs and pelvic floor.

Pelvic organs like uterus, vagina, bladder, urethra, and rectum are usually held in place by pelvic floor. These organs tend to bulge out when the pelvic floor weakens resulting in pelvic organ prolapse. Qualified physical therapists in our Fusion Physical Therapy can help you strengthen this pelvic floor. So what are some common symptoms of this condition?

Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Although this is an embarrassing condition, our caring physical therapists will stand with you through the period until you recover completely. You should visit us if you notice one of the following:

  • A bulge at the vaginal opening
  • A feeling of pain or pressure in your pelvic area
  • Painful intercourse
  • A severe urge to urinate
  • Constipation
  • Leaking urine
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Painful low-back

Pelvic Organ Prolapse usually bears its name based on the pelvic organ that prolapses into or outside anus or vaginal canal. So it bears names like:

  • Urethrocele – if it is the urethra
  • Cystocele – if it is the bladder. It is the most common
  • Uterine prolapse – for the uterus
  • Enterocele – for small bowel
  • Vaginal vault prolapse – for vagina
  • Rectocele – if it involves the rectum

Causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Our certified physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy will tell you that anything that increases abdominal pressure can easily lead to this condition. The following can boost abdominal pressure:

  • Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Multiple childbirths
  • Cancer in the pelvic organ
  • Long-term coughing
  • Removal of the uterus through a surgical operation

What Do We Do?

At Fusion Physical Therapy we are committed to ensuring your normal health is regained and you have peace in your physiological life. Our trained physical therapists ensure you don’t undergo hysterectomy or any surgery, unless absolutely necessary.

After thoroughly diagnosing your pelvic area, they offer you the exercises and therapy needed to relieve Pelvic Organ Prolapse symptoms and strengthen your pelvic floor. They also give you take-away exercises that you would be doing while at home like Kegel exercises. Their concern and care make them eager to know your progress often. Contact us today and halt the shame of this disorder.