The organs of the pelvis i.e. the zone of the body between the hip bones include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, intestines and rectum. These organs are clasped in place by a cluster of muscles and other tissue. When this support system becomes strained or torn, it permits pelvic organs to slip out of their normal places or droop down (prolapse).
Pelvic floor muscles can become feeble for a number of reasons:
A healthcare provider will ask about symptoms and implement a physical inspection. While inspecting the pelvis, the provider will gauge for organ placement and vaginal tone. An ultrasound or MRI might help evaluate the severity of the prolapse.
Treatment depends on the phase and severity of the prolapse. Some approaches can decrease the risk of uterine prolapse developing and stop it from deteriorating. These include:
If the prolapse exhibits signs of worsening, other kinds of treatment might be essential.