Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Pelvic Heaviness

Have you been afraid of lifting, running or picking up your kids because of your heaviness/pressure or urine leakage?

Struggle with feeling "heavy" down there at the end of your day?

Exercise without pelvic heaviness/pressure

Before Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

  • Being instructed to lift 15 pounds or less for the rest of your life

  • Worried that every activity will make your prolapse worse

  • Struggling with feelings of loneliness as prolapse symptoms affect participation in social activities and intimacy

  • Feeling confused or angry at the lack of support from healthcare providers

After Trusting the Process

  • Return to activities you enjoy - hiking, running, CrossFit, and/or picking up your kiddos!

  • Trusting in a personalized treatment plan that addresses your prolapse symptoms effectively

  • Understanding that you are not alone and being able to resuming intimacy if that is your goal!

  • Receiving empathetic and knowledgeable care from healthcare providers who listen, validate your experiences

What is a prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse, commonly referred to as POP, occurs when one or more pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, bulge into the vaginal wall.

Prolapse severity is graded on a I-IV scale, however symptoms do not always correlate with severity. Some people have significant heaviness with a grade 1 (the lowest) prolapse and some do not realize they have a prolapse but may have a grade 2 or 3.

What are the types of prolapse?

Cystocele — The bladder bulges into the vagina.

Rectocele — The rectum bulges into the vagina.

Enterocele — The small intestine bulges into the vagina.

Urethrocele —  The urethra moves from its normal position and presses against the front wall of the vagina.

Uterine or vaginal vault prolapse — the uterus drops into the vagina, or if a hysterectomy was performed, the top of the vagina itself falls downward.

What are the symptoms of a prolapse?

Most commonly, people may have a sensation of pressure, fullness, or heaviness in the pelvic region. This sensation may feel like something is pushing down or "falling out" of the vagina. There may be a bulge of tissue that may protrude from the vaginal opening. This may be more noticeable when standing, lifting or straining. POP may cause symptoms related to bowel function, such as constipation or difficulty emptying bowel movements and urinary function, such as leakage, frequent urination, or difficulty emptying.


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