Prolapse of Uterus

Prolapse of Uterus (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)

What is pelvic organ prolapse? — Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that only affects women. It happens when tissues that support the organs in the lower belly relax. These tissues are sometimes called the “pelvic floor.” When they relax too much, the organs drop down and press against or bulge into the vagina.

If the bladder bulges into the vagina, doctors call this problem “cystocele.” If the rectum bulges into the vagina, they call it “rectocele.” Uterine prolapse means the uterus has bulged into the vagina.