Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health condition that occurs in around 50% of women at some time or other.
There are different causes and many women discover they have a prolapse after childbirth.
Due to the 'unknown' many women continue with their lives going undiagnosed or are unaware they have a pelvic organ prolapse.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can occur when the PC or pelvic floor muscles weaken and one or more organ/tissue areas shift out of their normal positions into the vaginal canal. In advanced cases of POP tissues bulge outside of the vagina; the worst case scenario is a woman's uterus can be completely outside of her body.
There are 5 types of POP; organs that can prolapse are the bladder (cystocele), intestines (enterocele), rectum (rectocele), uterus (uterine), and vagina (vaginal vault). There are 4 levels of severity; grade 1 is the mildest, grade 4 the most severe. More detailed information about pelvic organ prolapse can be found on the site. www.pelvicorganprolapse.org
Our downloads at the bottom of this page has lots of useful information and diaries for you to print.
Classification of pelvic organ prolapse
Anterior compartment : Bladder (cystocoele), urethra (urethrocoele)
Middle compartment : Uterus or vaginal vault
Posterior compartment : Rectum (rectocoele), small bowel or omentum (enterocoele)
How can IncoStress help if you have a prolapse?
IncoStress can assist with gentle support of a mild cystocele and or rectocele. It can be used during the nightime to support the internal organs from descending.
Please note that IncoStress is not suitable for a uterine prolapse as the cervix will more than likely push out the IncoStress pessary.
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