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Pelvic prolapse is when the muscles and other tissues in a woman's pelvis become weak and allow the pelvic organs, such as the uterus or bladder, to bulge into the vagina.
Doctors at The Institute for Gynecologic Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provide patients top rated care for urogynecologic conditions including pelvic organ prolapse. Our gynecologists are experienced in the use of minimally invasive treatment options for complex cases.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when pelvic organs, such as the bladder or uterus, drop from their position in the lower belly and push against the walls of the vagina. This typically can happen when the muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place get weak or stretched from childbirth or surgery.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and include:
A pelvic exam and a review of your medical history are used to properly diagnose pelvic organ prolapse.
Often, mild cases of pelvic organ prolapse do not require treatment but need to be monitored. Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight may provide symptom relief. In more severe cases, your doctor may recommend surgery involving endoscopy and pelvic reconstruction. This may be completed with a minimally invasive surgical procedure, such as laparoscopy.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Christine O’Connor serves as the Director of Well-Woman and Adolescent Care in The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy.
Hear from a patient who opted for robotic GYN surgery after learning she had cervical cancer. She went on to return to work only two weeks after surgery.