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Pessary for Prolapse

January 9, 2024

Addressing Prolapse Problems Pessaries are the most commonly used non-surgical device for management of pelvic organ prolapse. A Pessary is a silicone vaginal insert that holds prolapse in place. There are many types of pessaries available, varying in size and shape. The size and shape of pessary chosen is based on your symptoms and your exam. The pessary is typically […]

Treatments For Addressing Uterine Prolapse

October 3, 2023

Uterine Prolapse is the result of pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretching and weakening, which causes the uterus to move out of its normal position and drop into the vaginal cavity. This may shorten the length of the vagina, or even fall down far enough to protrude through the vaginal opening. As we age and give birth to children, uterine […]

How Can I Address Vaginal Laxity After Childbirth?

August 18, 2023

If you’ve given vaginal birth, you may be intimately familiar with vaginal laxity. The hormones that spike during pregnancy allow for the ligaments and tissues that hold your pelvis and pubic area together to loosen and make birth a little easier. However, even after recovery from childbirth, it’s possible that not everything will return to its original place in your […]

Straining While Defecating? Constipation and Perineal Descent

June 13, 2023

Have you been ‘pushing yourself’ in the bathroom lately? There are several reasons why we’re not meant to strain when making a bowel movement — herniation, prolapse, hemorrhoids and today’s focus: perineal descent. Though your perineum (the strip between your genitals and anus) might just seem like a few inches of flesh, it’s an integral part of your pelvic floor. […]

What Does Uterine Prolapse Feel Like?

May 25, 2023

Have you noticed an odd pressing sensation when you sit? Are you having sensations of an egg-like bulge at the vaginal opening? Are you starting to worry that you might be experiencing uterine prolapse? We understand these sensations can cause concern; we are here to help you navigate the situation and get to the bottom of your symptoms. How serious […]

I’m Having Trouble Defecating… Is It Perineal Descent?

May 12, 2023

A weakened pelvic floor can lead to a range of issues, most commonly pelvic organ prolapse. Any instance that strains the pelvic floor muscles can cause them to stretch and weaken to the point that organs like the uterus (uterine prolapse) ,bladder (cystocele) or rectum (rectocele) fall through the vagina. Similarly, a weakened pelvic floor can cause perineal descent. Difficult […]

How Do I Know If My Uterus Is Prolapsed?

March 22, 2023

Pelvic organ prolapse is when a pelvic organ moves from its anatomical position, sometimes “dropping” into the vagina. Uterine prolapse is specifically when the uterus falls out of place. The muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor act as a support system for the uterus; when they become weak, it can cause the uterus to move or prolapse. […]

Is It Possible To Tighten Your Vagina?

January 27, 2023

Vaginal laxity is a natural and common condition among women. It is not necessarily dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable. Age, genetics and childbirth are all factors that cause the vagina to stretch and relax. This looseness can lead to decreased sensation during intercourse. You may be wondering whether or not it’s possible to reverse some of these changes and […]

Do I Need Prolapse Repair Or Vaginal Rejuvenation?

November 18, 2022

Vaginal rejuvenation and prolapse repair are two different procedures, yet it’s not uncommon for patients seeking out vaginal rejuvenation to discover that they need prolapse repair as well. Fortunately, vaginal rejuvenation and a formal prolapse repair can co-exist. Vaginoplasty, a surgical form of vaginal rejuvenation, if often included in a formal prolapse repair due to the nature of surgery. It’s […]

What Are The Stages Of Uterine Prolapse?

June 20, 2022

A prolapsed uterus – or, uterine prolapse – is a condition in which the uterus begins to drop into the vagina as a result of the weakening of support structures, including the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. Uterine prolapse is often found alongside other types of pelvic organ prolapse, including a prolapsed bladder and/or rectum into the vagina. Common risk […]

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