Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, or uterus) push into the vaginal canal due to the weakening of pelvic muscles. These are repaired in several different ways, either conservatively, with non-surgical treatments or with surgery.
Women who experience urinary incontinence often have this procedure to treat symptoms caused by prolapse and stress incontinence, which is treated with a urethral sling.
The type of surgical procedure conducted depends on the amount (degree) of prolapse and the location. Specific procedures include:
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Like any surgical procedure, pelvic organ prolapse repair is associated with certain risks. These may include excessive blood loss, an infection requiring antibiotic treatment, developing scar tissue, and childbirth complications.
Recovery is dependent upon the extent of the organ prolapse and the type of surgery the woman has undergone.