Pelvic organ prolapse is common in women and may cause pelvic pain, pressure, or urinary incontinence. Many women may feel too embarrassed to discuss pelvic organ prolapse with their doctor or consider the condition a normal part of the aging process. But pelvic organ prolapse is treatable. Yasser Zeid, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, a dual board-certified OB/GYN, and Jennifer Henderson, FNP-BC, at Zeid Pelvic Health Center in Tyler, Texas, use state-of-the-art tools and technology to diagnose and treat pelvic organ prolapse. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Your pelvic organs, which include your cervix, uterus, vagina, and bladder, are held in place by your pelvic floor muscles. These muscles run horizontally across your lower abdominal area.
If your pelvic floor muscles weaken or loosen, then the pelvic organs fall into or out of your vagina, resulting in pelvic organ prolapse.
Childbirth, aging, and hormonal changes affect the health and function of your pelvic floor muscles and contribute to the development of pelvic organ prolapse.
Zeid Pelvic Health Center specializes in urogynecology and the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
The type of pelvic organ prolapse you have depends on the organs involved. The types include:
Cystocele occurs when the bladder drops into the vagina. It’s the most common type of pelvic organ prolapse in women.
With rectocele, your rectum bulges into or out of the vagina.
If your uterus falls into your vagina, you have uterine prolapse. It’s not unusual for women to also experience enterocele (small intestine prolapse) in combination with uterine prolapse.
No matter the type, you may feel or see the dropped organ. Your pelvic organ prolapse may also cause urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence.
When you visit Zeid Pelvic Health Center for a pelvic organ prolapse consultation, you can expect a patient-focused exam.
During your consultation, Dr. Zeid reviews your symptoms as well as your medical, gynecological, and surgical history. Then, he performs a physical and pelvic exam.
To assess bladder health and function, Dr. Zeid may also perform urodynamic testing or a peripheral nerve evaluation. Zeid Pelvic Health Center is a full-service practice and offers many tests as in-office procedures.
Zeid Pelvic Health Center creates personalized pelvic organ prolapse treatment plans based on prolapse type, the severity of symptoms, and personal preferences.
Treatment may include medical or surgical interventions, such as:
Dr. Zeid talks to you about your diagnosis and treatment options so you can make an informed decision about your care.
To schedule an appointment at Zeid Pelvic Health Center to treat pelvic organ prolapse, call the office or book online today.