Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Millions of American women experience pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or prolapsed uterus during their life. It refers to a situation where an organ in the pelvic region drops from its normal position and pushes against the vaginal walls. These organs can include the uterus, urethra, small bowel or bladder. Most often, this is due to the weakening of the ligaments and connective tissues that support the uterus.

Causes of a Prolapsed Uterus

Oftentimes this prolapsed uterus occurs as a result of the pelvic floor muscles being stretched from childbirth. It can also include in women in menopause or post menopause because of their reduced estrogen levels. Lower estrogen means lower collagen, which is responsible for keeping tissues strong in the body. Women of any age can experience prolapse after a hysterectomy as it leaves organs with less support.

Other causes of POP include:

  1. Chronic coughing from lung disorders
  2. Obesity
  3. Spinal cord injuries
  4. Multiple Sclerosis
  5. Muscular Dystrophy

Symptoms of a Prolapsed Uterus

Many women never experience symptoms. However, for those that do, a feeling of pressure in the vagina is common. Another issue is stress incontinence where urine leaks after laughing or coughing. Other symptoms can include spotting/bleeding, constipation, painful intercourse and lower back pain.

Many medical professionals suggest Kegel exercise to alleviate some of a woman’s symptoms related to POP. A pelvic floor muscle exerciser from PeriCoach can help her to learn to contract her muscles properly. By strengthening their muscle tone, their tone will be restored, leading to a reduction in symptoms.

With the PeriCoach Kegel App, you can get regular progress reports to see your improvement. The PeriCoach pelvic floor muscle exercisers has three sensors that can detect contractions. You can do Kegels anywhere, making it easy to use your insertable device. For beginners, lying down is the most recommended position as it puts the least amount of pressure on the pelvic floor itself. Start slow and work your way up to more repetitions over time. The app itself will guide you through the process.

Improved pelvic floor muscle tone for those suffering with a prolapsed uterus helps improve their overall health and their sexual health too. It can eliminate any symptoms they’re experiencing such as painful sex, bleeding/spotting or stress incontinence over time. With the help of PeriCoach and a pelvic floor muscle exerciser, you can help improve your health over time easily. We have helped make Kegel exercises easy to do and your progress easy to track too. Try pelvic floor muscle exercisers for your prolapsed uterus diagnosis today.