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  1. Repair of Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele) or Urethra Prolapse (Urethrocele)

    Two common forms of pelvic organ prolapse are bladder prolapse (cystocele) and urethral prolapse (urethrocele).

  2. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Home Treatment

    Home treatment can relieve the discomfort of pelvic organ prolapse. It can also help to keep prolapse from getting worse. Do Kegel exercises every day to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis: Start by identifying your pelvic muscles, which y

  3. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Surgery

    If you have pain and discomfort from pelvic organ prolapse that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment and lifestyle changes, you may want to consider surgery.

  4. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Prevention

    Learn about pelvic organ prolapse, prevention, and controlling progression.

  5. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, learn symptoms that mean you should call your health profession to schedule an appointment.

  6. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Medications

    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.

  7. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - What Happens

    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.

  8. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Other Treatment

    You may be able to relieve symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse by using a pessary. A pessary is a removable device that fits into your vagina and supports the pelvic organs, helping to keep them in place.

  9. Vaginal Pessaries

    A vaginal pessary is a removable device placed into the vagina. It is designed to support areas of pelvic organ prolapse.There are a variety of pessaries available, made of rubber, plastic, or silicone - based material. Among common types of pessaries are the inflatable, the doughnut, and the Gellhorn.Your health professional will fit your pessary to hold the pelvic organs in position without ...

  10. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Health Tools

    An interactive health tool about whether to have surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.

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