Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition that affects one in ten women.
Many women suffering from a prolapse have symptoms that affect their everyday routine, their sexual function and ability to do physical exercise. This in turn has an impact on their self-confidence.
Prolapse occurs when any of the pelvic organs drop from their normal position into the vagina because of weakened pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue. The bladder, uterus, and rectum may protrude outside the vagina and become visible.
Patients may suffer from a vaginal lump or bulge, pelvic pressure and discomfort, along with various symptoms associated with difficulty emptying the bladder or bowel, or difficulty during sexual intercourse.
At Urofemme, Dr. Kaelin Gambirasio can draw on her extensive expertise in pelvic floor assessment and reconstructive surgery to carry out a thorough review of your individual risk factors and the impact the prolapse has on your quality of life.
A clinical examination enables us to make an accurate assessment of the prolapse. Further tests may also be conducted in a caring and respectful environment.
An informed discussion will then take place to give you a clear understanding of your condition.
You can then choose the best treatment for you, whether this is pelvic floor physiotherapy, having a vaginal pessary inserted, or reconstructive surgery.
With your consent, these treatment options will also be discussed with your doctor.