Prolapse is a common condition affecting women of all ages. Your pelvic organs include the bladder, uterus and rectum and are held in place by tissues known as fascia and ligaments, and supported by the pelvic floor muscles. If there is any tearing, stretching or weakening of these tissues, the pelvic organs may not be held in the correct place, causing sagging or bulging down into the vagina, known as a pelvic floor prolapse.
With the right help and advice from a doctor, physiotherapist or specialist continence nurse, pelvic organ prolapse can be treated and managed.
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