Pelvic Organ Prolapse - When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor to schedule an
- You notice a bulge of tissue inside your vagina or bulging out of
- You have a sensation of pulling or increased pelvic pressure that
is made worse when you strain or lift but is relieved when you lie down.
- Pain in your low back or pelvic area is interfering with your
- Sexual intercourse has become difficult or painful.
- You have irregular spotting or bleeding from the vagina.
- Urinary symptoms, such as involuntary release of urine (incontinence), urinating frequently, having an urgent
need to urinate, or urinating frequently at night, have developed and are
interfering with your daily activities.
- You have difficulty having a bowel movement.
Watchful waiting is a period of time during
which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using
medical treatment. This period may vary from a few days to weeks, months, or
years. If you have been diagnosed with
pelvic organ prolapse and you do not have symptoms, or
if you have mild symptoms that are not interfering with your daily activities,
you may wish to try watchful waiting. Many women who have pelvic organ prolapse
do not have symptoms, so they do not require treatment.
you have symptoms, such as a feeling of pressure in your vagina, schedule an
appointment with your doctor.
Who to see
Your doctor can evaluate symptoms caused by pelvic
organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse can be diagnosed and treated by the
following health professionals:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.