What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
The vagina and other organs such as the uterus, rectum and bladder are attached to the pelvis by connective tissues that help form a support structure around the vagina. This ensures normal occurrence of urinary voiding and bowel movements. Usually with age, when the pelvic muscles become weak, the connecting tissues also weaken or even tear. The organs lose their natural position and protrude into the vagina. This medical condition is very common, especially in older woman, and unfortunately many women are too embarrassed to consult with their doctor. Therefore, many are suffering instead of seeking answers for treatment.