Pelvic organ prolapse happens when the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs (the uterus, bladder, or rectum) become weak or loose. This allows the pelvic organs to drop or press into or out of the vagina. Many women are embarrassed to talk to their doctor about these symptoms or think they are normal, but pelvic organ prolapse is treatable.
The most common types of pelvic organ prolapse include:
Seeing or feeling a bulge or “something coming out” of the vagina
Treatment for pelvic organ prolapse depends on the type of prolapse you have, your symptoms, your age, other health problems, and whether you are sexually active. Treatment may include one or more of the following: