A woman’s pelvic organs may fall downwards from their place and push against the walls of the vagina if the muscles of the pelvic floor are unable to provide necessary support. This is called pelvic organ prolapse, and it commonly occurs in women. The likelihood increases after giving birth, and as the woman grows older. It is believed to be a hereditary disorder. Certain factors such as hysterectomies, smoking, obesity, constipation and frequent coughing or tumors in the pelvic area make a woman more susceptible to pelvic organ prolapse.
HOW IS PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE DIAGNOSED?
Sacral Colpopexy and Uterosacral and Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation are two main types of surgery used to fix pelvic organ prolapse.