If you are experiencing discomfort in the pelvic area along with pressure or a lump in the vaginal canal, you might be dealing with a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition where the structures in the pelvic, including the rectum, uterus, and bladder, protrude into the vaginal canal. At Woodlands OBGYN Associates, we work routinely with women in the area of The Woodlands, TX to help them address this issue.
What are some symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
Below are just a few of the more common symptoms and signs that pelvic organ prolapse has occurred:
- Difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels
- Frequent urination
- Vaginal pain and pressure
- Pulling, stretching, or discomfort in the lower groin
- A lump or bulge in the vagina
- Irregular bleeding and spotting
- Slow or delayed urine stream
How do I know if I have pelvic organ prolapse?
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it might be a good time to connect with the team at Woodlands OBGYN Associates for an examination. With a proper diagnosis, patients can then work with a professional to discuss the treatment options available to them.
What causes pelvic organ prolapse?
Women who are diagnosed with this condition will often ask what caused the issue. For some, it’s a family history of pelvic organ prolapse, while for others, it is the weaking of the pelvic organs from obesity, pregnancy, and childbirth. Age, previous pelvic surgeries, and menopause may also cause pelvic organ prolapse to occur. During an evaluation, our team can assess the pelvic area and determine the cause of the problem after offering a definitive diagnosis.
Are you concerned that you are dealing with pelvic organ prolapse?
At Woodlands OBGYN Associates, we understand how certain conditions may be embarrassing to talk about. However, having this conversation with your doctor is the best way to start seeking treatment and regaining self-confidence. Drs. Kellyn Rielly, Holly Westmoreland, Raj Syal, and Jenna Everson of The Woodlands, TX area have committed themselves to helping women with a wide range of reproductive health services. Contact the office today by calling (281) 364-9898 and visit the office at 17183 I-45 #610.