The pelvic organs are kept in place by the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvis (pelvic diaphragm). The vagina of an adult woman is normally a round - topped, muscular tube that supports other pelvic organs.
Pelvic organ prolapse is often related to stretching and pressure during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. It is rare in women who have never had children. Pelvic organ prolapse most often appears during menopause, as pelvic tissues damaged during childbe
A prolapse of a pelvic organ is sometimes difficult to diagnose. Pelvic organ prolapse that does not cause symptoms is often discovered during a routine examination. You may be aware that there is a problem but be unsure of the exact location or cause. If
While taking or applying the hormone estrogen will not cure an existing pelvic organ prolapse, it is sometimes prescribed for women during menopause to preserve or strengthen the tissues of the pelvis, which may help prevent prolapse.