[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Functions of an obstetrician” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Pelvic organ prolapses (POP), also known as female genital prolapse, is characterized by descent of female genital organs beyond their normal anatomical confines. The condition usually occurs when the floor collapses as a result of childbirth or heavy lifting which can tear soft tissues, i.e. herniating fascia membranes so that the vaginal wall collapses, resulting in cystocele, rectocele or both. Remediation typically involves dietary and lifestyle changes, physical therapy, or surgery.
Are you suffering from pain, unusual lumps or general heaviness in the pelvic region? Many women find it difficult to discuss pelvic organ prolapse, fortunately Dr. Peyman Mazidi has extensive experience in this area.
Pelvic organ prolapse or genital prolapse is the term used to describe what happens when the pelvic organs such as bladder, rectum, uterus, urethra or small bowel protrude into the vaginal wall.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7847″ img_size=”full” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The main cause of vaginal prolapse is weakness in the muscles and ligaments that support the vagina, surrounding tissues and organs. Triggers for vaginal prolapse include repetitive straining such as chronic constipation, frequent lifting of heavy objects, chronic cough, menopause, childbirth, previous surgeries in the pelvic area, advanced age, hysterectomy and obesity.
Women with prolapse may have different symptoms depending on the type of prolapse. The signs and symptoms include slow urinary stream, difficulty in bowel movements, a vaginal lump, protrusion of vagina from the body, painful sexual intercourse, vaginal pain, irritation and bleeding.
There are several types of vaginal prolapse conditions including:
Cystocele: protrusion of the bladder into the vagina
Rectocele: protrusion of the rectum into the vagina
Vaginal vault prolapses: protrusion of the top portion of vagina into vaginal canal
Uterine prolapse: protrusion of the uterus into the vagina
Enterocele: protrusion of the small bowel into the vagina
Dr . Mazidi offers a variety of non-surgical and surgical procedures to repair the pelvic floor. The treatment varies depending on the type and the severity of prolapse.