It’s more common than many women realize, but pelvic organ prolapse is an uncomfortable and often painful condition affecting the pelvic organs—the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. Normally, these organs are held in place by a group of muscles and tissues called the pelvic floor. But if the pelvic floor weakens, which can happen as a result of age or physical trauma, pelvic organs can droop down, bulging out of the vagina.
Symptoms of pelvic prolapse include:
- Pain or pressure in the pelvis or lower back (or both)
- Painful sex
- Urinary issues (bladder leakage or feeling the constant urge to urinate)
Fortunately, pelvic prolapse can be effectively treated! Fellowship trained urogynecologist Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre possesses decades of expertise and the highest level of training to correct pelvic prolapse and countless other women’s health issues.
FAQs: Pelvic Prolapse in Denver at Aguirre Specialty Care
How do I know if I have pelvic prolapse?
If you suspect you may be suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, schedule a personal consultation with us. Dr. Aguirre will carefully examine you to determine if pelvic prolapse is an issue. He will also be able to determine if you are suffering from a combination of issues or something different entirely.
Are there different kinds of pelvic prolapse?
Yes! There are three types of pelvic prolapse, depending on the organ being affected.
- Cystocele affects the bladder and is the most common form of prolapse. If you are experiencing cystocele prolapse, your bladder protrudes into your vagina, resulting in a bulge.
- Rectocele involves the rectum, and occurs when the rectum bulges into the back wall of the vagina.
- Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus drops into the vagina.
Which types of treatments are available for pelvic prolapse?
Depending on the location and severity of your condition, a variety of treatments are available:
- Kegels involve squeezing and releasing the muscles of your pelvic floor (think of the muscles you tighten to hold in gas). Kegels can help strengthen the pelvic floor and improve your symptoms.
- Biofeedback is a training technique that helps patients gain control over targeted muscle groups. Depending on your needs, biofeedback can include a variety of tools, including weighted vaginal cones or surface electromyography (sEMG), a device that measures the electrical activity of the pelvic floor and graphs the output so you can clearly see your progress.
- Surgery is highly effective and will be tailored to meet your exact needs, depending on which type of prolapse you are experiencing.
Rest assured, Dr. Aguirre and his team have devoted their entire careers to helping women achieve optimal urogynecologic health! He offers the most advanced technologies and techniques to help you regain your intimate vitality.
Will I find relief?
Yes! The most important thing to remember is that help is a phone call away! Take the first step by calling us for a consultation at 303.322.0500 today! You can also fill out our online form.
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