Why Do I Have Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when any of the organs in the pelvic region droop, including the vagina, uterus, bladder, rectum, and small bowel. It is a common condition that affects large numbers of women, especially after childbirth. If you think you could have pelvic organ prolapse, visit your gynecologist.

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when pressure in the abdomen pushes on organs in the pelvic region. This pressure can occur because of pregnancy, labor, or childbirth or because of obesity. Long-term coughs, constipation, and cancers of the pelvic organs can also cause prolapse to occur. Women who have undergone hysterectomies also have a higher risk of pelvic organ prolapse.

Make an appointment with a gynecologist at Washington Surgi-Clinic if you suspect you have pelvic organ prolapse. We offer comprehensive women’s health services, including Pap smears, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy termination , and birth control method consultations. Call (202) 659-9403 to make an appointment.