Advanced Pelvic Health Institute for Women

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

About Pelvic Organ Prolapse


Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue weaken or tear. This causes the pelvic organs to fall downward into the vagina, similar to a hernia. Women may feel or see tissue coming out of the opening of their vagina as this progresses. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of POP.

Many women have a minor degree of prolapse with minimal or no symptoms. Your physician will take a complete medical history and perform a vaginal examination to determine prolapse severity and grade.

Treatment options can be categorized into non-surgical and surgical options. Your doctor can advise you on the options available. 


  About Pelvic Organ Prolapse