Some women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are asymptomatic. This means that even though they have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse, they are not experiencing any symptoms. The most common way that women who are asymptomatic find out they have pelvic organ prolapse is through a doctor’s visit at an annual examination (e.g. a gynecologist). Doctors through various examination methods are able to diagnose the condition without the patient experiencing symptoms. It is also possible that the patient may have experience signs of prolapse but did not connect it to the condition. For example, gradually being unable to insert a tampon. So what happens if your doctor tell you that you have pelvic organ prolapse but you are not experiencing any symptoms? Are there any treatments for asymptomatic pelvic organ prolapse? Read on to find out!
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When diagnosed with POP, your doctor may inform you that you have stage 2 cystocele. However, what does that really mean? What makes you a stage 2 instead of a stage 1? How many stages are there? Let's discuss the classification and scoring of pelvic organ prolapse so you can better understand your diagnosis.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) describes a type of pelvic floor disorder that affects many women around the world. Women are diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse when the muscles, tissues, and ligaments in their pelvis are weakened and can no longer support the pelvic organs in their healthy position. This will cause organs like the uterus, bladder, vagina, and rectum to prolapse or drop towards the vaginal opening causing a lot of pain and discomfort.
Pelvic organ prolapse can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about, which is completely understandable. While pelvic organ prolapse isn’t life-threatening, it can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort for those who struggle with it. When the pelvic floor can no longer support the pelvic organs - like the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, and rectum - your medical provider may diagnose you with pelvic organ prolapse.
Pelvic organ prolapse is when pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus, or rectum falls from their healthy positions and drops down outside of the body through the vaginal opening. The reason why pelvic organs falls out of place is due to weakened pelvic muscles and tissues due to experiences like vaginal childbirth. There are different types of pelvic oran prolapse that occurs. Depending on the type of prolapse that you are diagnosed with, the treatment may differ.