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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a treatable condition that occurs when weakened pelvic organs  prolapse from their natural position into the vagina. This is a condition for that can affect women of any age, but it is more common in post-menopausal women. 

The organs in a women’s body including the uterus, bladder and rectum are held in place by ligaments and muscles known as the pelvic floor. These could become weakened if your body has less oestrogen, and the pelvic organs can prolapse causing a bulge from their regular position into the vagina.  The result is Pelvic Organ Prolapse.


This condition is not life threatening but can cause discomfort in your health and interfere with your daily activities.

Every woman’s body reacts differently to this condition. Some women may experience one symptom, while others may experience all.  Symptoms to look out for include:

  • A heavy or dragging feeling in the pelvic area
  • A bulge in the front or back wall of the vagina (this can also extend outside the vagina)
  • Distress and difficulties with continence including bladder or bowels depending on the location of the prolapse
  • Discomfort or lack of sensation during sex

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment

Depending on your level of prolapse, there are different treatment options.  The first step is an appointment to discuss your symptoms, and determine the best option to suit you. 

The main solution to end Prolapse is a vaginal repair or tightening surgical procedure. This procedure will repair any bulged or moved organs during your Prolapse, and will help ease your symptoms of Prolapse helping you feel like your previous self.

Dr Flynn has extensive experience working with women who have prolapse conditions.  His expertise in Prolapse treatment means you’ll be back to optimal health in the quickest time possible. 

Ask your GP for a referral to Dr Michael Flynn - print this Referral Request and hand it to your GP.

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