Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a hernia of the pelvic organs to or through the vaginal opening. All of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, and rectum) are supported by a “hammock” of muscles and ligaments. When these muscles are weakened, the bladder, uterus, or rectum can bulge or “drop” into the vagina.
You may experience the following symptoms:
In addition to childbirth, risk factors for the development of POP include a family history of POP, obesity, advancing age, prior hysterectomy, and conditions that chronically increase intra-abdominal pressure, such as asthma or constipation.
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