Treatments for Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
The experienced women’s health physicians at DMC Medical Group can provide treatments for pelvic organ prolapse in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. This condition occurs when the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs become weak or loose, allowing one or more of the pelvic organs to drop or press into or out of the vagina. While this may feel like a difficult or embarrassing issue to discuss with your physician, it is not an uncommon condition, and is very treatable. We provide services in Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Dearborn, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Hartland, and Livonia.
Pelvic organ prolapse most commonly develops years after childbirth, after a hysterectomy, or after menopause. Symptoms may include a feeling of heaviness around the lower stomach or genitals, an uncomfortable dragging feeling inside the vagina, feeling as though something is coming down the vagina, feeling or seeing a bulge or lump in or coming out of the vagina, discomfort or numbness during sex, or problems urinating that include a feeling of not being able to completely empty the bladder, feeling the urge to go more often, or leaking small amounts of urine when coughing, sneezing, or exercising.
There are four main types of pelvic organ prolapse:
- The bladder bulges into the front wall of the vagina, known as anterior prolapse.
- The womb bulges or hangs down to the vagina, known as uterine prolapse.
- The top of the vagina sags down. This happens to some women after surgical removal of the womb.
- The bowel bulges forward into the back wall of the vagina, known as posterior wall prolapse, or rectocele.
A pelvic organ prolapse is not life threatening, but it can cause pain and discomfort. Symptoms can often be improved with pelvic floor exercises and lifestyle changes, but sometimes medical treatment is needed. Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse may include hormone therapy, vaginal pessaries (a removable device that is placed in the vagina to support the area of prolapse), or surgery. Your physician will go over your treatment options with you and work with you to determine the best choice for your condition.
Let the understanding and knowledgeable physicians at DMC Medical Group provide you with treatment for pelvic organ prolapse in Detroit so that you can get back to a more comfortable and normal quality of life. We have several locations for your convenience, call us today at (888) 542-7028 to schedule an appointment at one of our practices.