Specialist expertise: Gynaecology, Reconstructive Pelvic Floor Surgery, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Urogynecology, Obstetrics, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Infection, Cystitis, Uterovaginal Prolapse, Voiding Difficulties.
Pelvic organ prolapse is when one or more organs in the pelvis (the bladder, uterus, vagina, bowel and rectum) move down from their natural position. This causes the organs to bulge into the vagina, and in some cases, a prolapse may be large enough to protrude outside the vagina.
1 in 10 women over the age of 50 years is affected by pelvic organ prolapse. A prolapse is not life-threatening, but it can affect quality of life of wen by causing pain, urinary and/or bowel symptoms such as incontinence or difficulties in passing urine or emptying your bowel, sexual dysfunctions and discomfort.