When the muscles in your pelvic area are no longer able to support the surrounding organs, the resulting symptoms can take a toll on your emotional and physical well-being. Feelings of embarrassment hold many women back from speaking up, but you don’t have to suffer in silence — pelvic prolapse is not only common, it’s a manageable and treatable condition.
You’re not alone! While it’s more common after menopause, women of all ages can develop the condition. But no matter your age, you’re truly not alone; over 34 million women in the U.S. experience some level of prolapse in their lives.
Sometimes referred to as vaginal prolapse, pelvic prolapse occurs when the muscles and connective tissues in your pelvic floor weaken or stretch, allowing your bladder, uterus, and/or bowel to bulge towards or through your vagina. Despite the frustrating symptoms, it’s rarely a dangerous medical condition.
The most important step you can take is to open the conversation with your Seven Hills provider about any symptoms you experience.
Your Axia Women’s Health urogynecology provider will consider your age, overall health, childbearing plans, and severity of symptoms when exploring the most appropriate treatment.
At Axia Women’s Health, our providers are sensitive to the challenges and significance of pelvic prolapse — and we believe compassionate healthcare means open and empowered conversations.