Pelvic Floor Prolapse Specialist
Urology Of Greater Atlanta
Weakness in your pelvic floor can cause a variety of complications, including pelvic floor prolapse. Your pelvic floor supports many organs, and weakness can allow those organs to slide out of place. The team of board-certified urologists at Urology of Greater Atlanta diagnose pelvic floor prolapse and offer personalized treatments to keep your pelvic organs in place and relieve your symptoms. Call or make an appointment online for expert urological care.
What is prolapse?
Pelvic floor prolapse is an uncomfortable condition that occurs when a pelvic organ slides out of place. Your pelvic floor supports many organs, and weakness or trauma to that cradle of muscle can allow an organ to become displaced. Some of the organs that are vulnerable to prolapse include your:
One or more of your pelvic organs can prolapse. In many cases, the organ descends into your vagina and can even protrude from your body.
What are the signs and symptoms of pelvic floor prolapse?
Pelvic floor prolapse causes several uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Pressure in your lower abdomen or pelvis
- Seeing or feeling a bulge in your vagina
- Pelvic pressure that becomes more intense throughout the day or when you cough
- Problems inserting a tampon
- Painful intercourse
Your symptoms may become more severe during physical activity or after spending a long time on your feet.
How do you diagnose pelvic floor prolapse?
The urologists perform a pelvic exam to confirm that your symptoms are due to pelvic floor prolapse. They might also order additional diagnostics such as urodynamic testing or imaging studies like CT scans to gather more data about your condition.
What are the available treatments for pelvic floor prolapse?
Your urologist provides a personalized treatment plan to address pelvic floor prolapse. Depending on your needs, they might recommend a pessary. A pessary is a small device that you insert into your vagina to increase support to your pelvic organs. Your doctor might also recommend pelvic physical therapy, including Kegel exercises, to strengthen your pelvic floor.
In severy cases, you might need surgery such as sacrocolpopexy to repair your pelvic floor. The urologists at Urology of Greater Atlanta are experienced in both open and minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques.