Conservative treatments for pelvic organ prolapse include Kegels; surgical treatments include moving organs back to their proper places. Learn more from …

Conservative treatments
for pelvic organ prolapse
would consist of
some of the basic–
I think most women have heard
of Kegel exercises, in which
you're trying to
strengthen the muscles that
support the pelvis.
But there's also devices called
pessaries that are usually
made out of rubber or plastic,
similar to a diaphragm, that
would be specifically
or specially
fitted for each
individual in order
to support whatever
organ you're trying to,
because it can be a combination
of the bladder, the rectum,
or abdominal contents.
In terms of surgical management
for pelvic organ prolapse,
most is done from a vaginal
approach in which we
kind of tack up or get the
bladder out of the way,
back to its normal anatomic
position, or the rectum.
The one caution is I
think some women think
that just having their bladder
put back where it's supposed to
is going to help with
their incontinence issue,
and that's not the case.
So often, we will do
kind of a combination
procedure with a urologist
in order to either place a
bladder sling or something that
will then help the
incontinence issue as well.

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