Pelvic Organ Prolapse Directory
Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the drooping or prolapse of pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel, and rectum. It occurs when the muscles and tissues supporting the organs weaken, sometimes as a result of aging, pregnancy and childbirth, obesity, and chronic cough. Symptoms can include painful intercourse, lower backache, urinary leaking, a chronic urge to urinate, constipation, and hysterectomy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about pelvic organ prolapse, including its causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
What Are the Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
You feel a strange heaviness in your vagina -- almost like something’s falling out. Could this be a sign of pelvic organ prolapse (POP)? Maybe. This article outlines the symptoms of this common condition.
What Are the Medical Treatments for Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
If pelvic organ prolapse is disrupting your life, there are treatments that can help. Find out what surgical and nonsurgical options are available.
What Can I Do to Take Care of My Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse can take a toll on your daily life. But there are small things you can do that can make a big difference in how you feel.
How Do I Know If I Have Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Do you think you may have pelvic organ prolapse? Learn more about the different tests doctors use to diagnose the condition.
Sex, Exercise, and Stress Incontinence
Workouts and romance may both trigger accidental incontinence but stress incontinence treatments can bring relief.
Urinary Incontinence in Women: Tips to Help You Manage It
You don't have to just live with urinary incontinence; simple changes like these can help you take control.
New Relief for Stress Incontinence
Women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence may benefit from a simple new device.
Incontinence: A Woman's Little Secret
If you think urinary incontinence only affects older women, think again. Bladder control issues affect younger, active women, too -- are you one of them?