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Pelvic Organ Prolapse is when one or more of the pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, bowel or rectum) have insufficient ligamentous support and drop into the vaginal wall(s).

This can be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, ageing, menopause and hormonal changes. Risk factors are constant or repeated stress such as chronic cough or constipation. Prolapse symptoms can be back ache, a sense of heaviness or bulging in the vagina, discomfort with sexual intercourse, bladder or bowel incontinence or dysfunction. 

Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapy can help the symptoms of prolapse and can include assessment for and fitting of a vaginal pessary.

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