Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is the term for a shifting of the location or position of the urinary bladder or other pelvic organs such as the uterus or rectum. POP occurs most commonly after pregnancy and delivery. Symptoms can include vaginal bulge, pressure, heaviness or discomfort, problems with urination or defecation, and painful intercourse.
Treatment options can range from observation to intra-vaginal pessary to surgery. Your doctor will discuss the best options depending on your degree of bother and quality of life.
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