Prolapse Specialist

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Prolapse services offered in Akron, OH

Prolapse often causes a heavy feeling or pressure in your pelvic area. Because prolapse can be either gynecological or urological in nature, you need expert care from the Northeast Ohio Urogynecology providers who are trained in both the reproductive and urinary systems. They provide effective prolapse solutions at their office in Akron, Ohio. To schedule an appointment for prolapse relief, call the office or book online today. 

Prolapse Q&A

What is prolapse?

Prolapse is a group of conditions in which internal organs drop lower than they should. This causes uncomfortable symptoms and can significantly disrupt your daily life if the condition isn’t treated properly. 

What are the types of prolapse?

Types of prolapse include:

Bladder prolapse

Bladder prolapse occurs when the bladder descends toward the vagina. It’s the most common type of pelvic organ prolapse. In a grade one bladder prolapse, you might not experience serious symptoms. However, in a grade two or three bladder prolapse you’ll typically feel fullness, heaviness, and discomfort. The bladder may also bulge through the vagina.

Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus drops down. The uterus may bulge out of the vagina in severe cases. This causes a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, and sometimes urinary incontinence. 

Urethral prolapse

Urethral prolapse occurs when the urethra that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body descends. In many cases, urethral prolapse occurs along with bladder prolapse. It can cause discomfort, heaviness, and urinary incontinence. 

Pelvic organ prolapse is a general term that can refer to any of these organs. In some cases, pelvic organ prolapse involves two or more organs. 

What causes pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse can occur with injury or wear-and-tear in any of the tissues inside or around your pelvic organs. Some of the most common causes of pelvic organ prolapse include: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma during childbirth
  • Having a baby with a high birth weight
  • Prior pelvic surgery
  • Atrophy during menopause
  • Previous pelvic surgery
  • Extra weight

In some cases, many factors may lead to pelvic organ prolapse. 

How is prolapse treated?

Treatment of prolapse can depend on how severe your prolapse symptoms are. For milder cases of pelvic organ prolapse, you may simply need nonsurgical approaches like pelvic floor exercises. Your provider may also recommend a pessary, a device that fits into your vagina where it supports the fallen organs.  

If necessary, you may need minimally invasive vaginal surgery. There are a wide range of different prolapse procedures to repair damaged tissue and restore organ position. If you experience urinary incontinence along with your pelvic organ prolapse, you may need a procedure like a midurethral sling or bulking agent.

To learn more about prolapse solutions, please reach out to Northeast Ohio Urogynecology in Akron, Ohio, by calling the office or book online today.