Pelvic Organ Prolapse


When the muscles, ligaments, and tissues that support your pelvic organs can no longer hold them in place, it is known as pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The muscles in your pelvic floor support your vagina, uterus, bladder, and rectum like a strong sling. The organs these muscles support move out of position if they become too lax or are damaged. Your organs may drop if you have a minor case of POP. They might bulge outside of your vagina in more severe situations.

Along with urine and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse is one example of a pelvic floor problem. These other conditions can occasionally coexist with pelvic organ prolapse. Your pelvic floor’s weak points and the affected organs determine the sort of prolapse you have. 

  • Insufficient muscles in the pelvic floor above the area of your vagina may allow the urinary tract to move out of place and protrude onto your vagina, a condition known as anterior vaginal barrier prolapse (dropping bladder). The term “cystocele” is another name for this prolapse. The most typical form of pelvic organ prolapse is anterior vaginal wall prolapse.
  • Urethrocele: The urethra, the tube that conducts urine from your bladder to the outside of your body, might droop due to weak pelvic floor muscles.
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles between your vagina and rectum may lead your rectum to protrude onto the rear wall of your vagina, a condition known as posterior vaginal wall prolapse (dropping rectum). Rectocele is the other name for this kind of prolapse.
  • Enterocele: Your small intestine may protrude onto the rear wall or the top of your vagina due to weakened muscles in your pelvis.
  • A weak pelvic floor may result in pelvic organ prolapse or a dropped uterus, where the uterus descends into the vaginal canal.
  • The upper portion of your vagina (the vaginal vault) may prolapse into your vaginal canal due to weak pelvic floor muscles.

Causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse:

There are numerous causes of pelvic floor weakness. Your risk of prolapse is increased if your pelvic floor is weak.

  • The most frequent cause of pelvic organ prolapse is vaginal delivery. Having several pregnancies by vaginal delivery, having twins or triplets, or carrying a larger-than-average fetus (fetal macrosomia) increases your risk of pelvic floor injuries that could result in pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Your muscles, especially the ones on your pelvic floor, may weaken as you age. estrogen decline is one of the causes. Your body produces less estrogen during menopause. The connective fibers that support your pelvic floor may deteriorate as a result.
  • A larger physique puts you at higher risk for pelvic organ prolapse. According to studies, those who are clinically overweight or obese have a higher risk of developing POP than those who fall within the normal weight range.
  • Long-term abdominal pressure might overwork your pelvic floor muscles, weakening them. Having POP in your family may make you more likely to have it. Although there is still much to learn about the hereditary causes of pelvic organ prolapse, it’s possible that you inherited a weaker pelvic floor.
  • Collagen abnormalities increase your risk of developing POP by weakening the connective tissues in your pelvic floor. POP is more likely in those with connective tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and more joint mobility.

Signs and Symptoms:

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include:

  • A feeling of weight around your sexual organs and lower back
  • A dragging sensation in your vagina that makes you feel as though something is entering your vagina – 
  • During sex issues, you could experience discomfort or numbness similar to sitting on a little ball while feeling or seeing a protrusion or lump in or coming out of your vagina. 
  • Spilling a little bit of urine when you cough, sneeze, or exercise (stress incontinence)
  • Having the sense that your bladder is not completely emptying.

The organ that is sagging will have some effect on the symptoms. Urine may leak if the bladder prolapses. You can get constipation and unpleasant erections if it’s the rectum. Back pain and uncomfortable urination are prominent symptoms of a small intestine prolapse. Back pain and painful sex are other symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. Most of the time, symptoms are minor in the morning but worsen over the day. Speak to a medical professional if you believe you might have pelvic organ prolapse. To gauge the strength of your pelvic floor muscles, they will inquire about your past health conditions and inspect your pelvic organs. They might only need to do that to provide a diagnosis.

Homeopathic Treatment for Pelvic Floor Prolapse:

Homeopathic remedies can be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse completely. These medications give the pelvic ligaments and muscles, which are brittle and loose, more strength. The uterus is placed at its appropriate location while the muscles and ligaments tighten, pull back, and build strength.

  • Sepia is a successful medication for pelvic organ prolapse that causes persistent pressure in the pelvis. It seems the uterus is dragging lower and is about to expel itself. Crossing the lower limbs may lessen the feeling of being borne down. Itching and vaginal discharge are present. The best treatment for menopausal women who experience hot flushes, heavy perspiration, and relaxed, weak muscle support in the womb
  • Lilium Tig is an effective medication for women with pelvic organ prolapse who experience frequent urges to urinate or urinate frequently and a bloated feeling in the pelvis. A dragging sensation in the pelvis might be alleviated by resting or supporting the vulva. Useful when the muscle holding the uterus is insufficiently toned, causing the uterus to prolapse or become displaced (retroverted or slanted backward).
  • Murex is helpful for pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which the uterus is big, bulky, and forced out of the pelvis. Very helpful for people who have a bearing down sensation in their pelvis and must tightly cross their legs to stop it. Helpful in easing period pain caused by an improperly positioned uterus. If the patient has increased sexual desire, this is the best option.
  • Use Fraxinus Americana for pelvic organ prolapse associated with fibroids or uterine tumors. There are constant backaches in the pelvic area, where the uterus is swollen.

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