Surgical and Non-surgical Treatment for Pelvic Support ProblemsAs women age, their pelvic organs change. Over the years, pregnancy, childbirth, heavy lifting or other causes can stretch and damage the tissue that holds pelvic organs in place. When this happens, organs such as the uterus or bladder may drop and push against the vagina. This condition is known as “prolapse.”
Prolapse causes a feeling of pelvic pressure or heaviness. Many women describe it as “feeling like something is falling out of the vagina.” In fact, the vagina itself may drop and protrude. Along with the discomfort it causes, prolapse also can result in loss of bladder control.