Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Prolapse is the displacement or dropping of the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum from the normal anatomic position.
Frequently associated with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse symptoms include lower abdominal discomfort or pelvic pressure.
A thorough exam by Dr. Portera is required to identify all pelvic defects.
Some patients may need a pessary which is a prosthesis worn in the vagina to support the weak pelvic organs. The device must be properly sized and checked regularly.
Surgery is also an option to correct prolapsed pelvic organs. Sometimes a hysterectomy may be necessary if the uterus and cervix are prolapsing.
The goal is to correct anatomic defects, support the vagina, and maintain sexual, bladder, and bowel function
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Center for Urinary and Pelvic Disorders
6215 Humphreys Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120