Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse –Level 1 evidence reports pelvic floor strengthening should be first line treatment for this condition. A gynaecologist may use a pessary to assist with support whilst you are strengthening these muscles.

Surgery may be the best option for you however pre-strengthening may improve function prior and will assist with surgical outcomes.  So whilst waiting for your gynaecologist appointment see our pelvic floor physiotherapist! Incontinence can be a complication of surgery and strengthening is the treatment for this so start now!

Associated pelvic dragging or heaviness may reduce with strengthening.  Prolapses feel worse at the end of day as you are upright and the pelvic organs descend with gravity.  An easy strategy to reduce symptoms is to lie down for 20 minutes during the day and rest the area.