Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
Pelvic organ prolapse means the pelvic organs (bladder, womb and bowel) are leaning into the vagina or vaginal walls. The pelvic organs are supported by the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic organ prolapse is an under-recognised condition and symptoms include dragging, heaviness or a bulge in the vagina. Pelvic organ prolapse is experienced by one in three women after having a baby but it can also occur in women that have not had a baby. Some women notice prolapse symptoms during the peri-menopause and beyond because the tissues surrounding the pelvic organ become thinner due to the reduction in oestrogen that occurs during this time.
The information on pelvic organ prolapse available online can be conflicting and confusing, making women fear movement and activities and and can ultimately affect their mental health. Women’s Physiotherapy Reigate provides a full assessment of the prolapse and expert guidance so women can fully understand and manage a prolapse and return to the hobbies and sports they enjoy without anxiety.