Pelvic organ prolapse is when one or more of the organs inside the pelvis (found between the waist and thighs), slip from their normal positions. Normally, muscles and tissues in the pelvic region support the pelvic organs and hold them in place.
A. The small intestine absorbs nutrients from food.
B. The bladder collects and holds urine.
C. The pubic bone helps prtoect the pelvic organs.
D. The urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the body.
E. The pelvic floor muscles support organs and other structures in the pelvis.
F. The uterus is where the baby develops when a women is pregnant.
G. The vagina is the canal from the uterus to the outside of the body.
H. The rectum stores stool until a bowel movement occurs.
Hormonal changes that occur with menopause
Constant coughing (such as with bronchitis or smoking)
Chronic straining (such as with constipation)
A feeling of fullness or pressure in your pelvis
A sense that a "ball" or lump is protruding from the vagina
Problems passing urine or having a bowel movement
Urine leakage when you cough or use stairs
Pain or pressure in your low back
Problems with sexual intercourse
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-11-02T00:00:00-06:00
Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00
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