What is pelvic organ prolapse?
The organs in your pelvis are your uterus, bladder and bowel. These organs are held within the pelvis by your ligaments, connective tissue and pelvic floor muscles.
If these supporting tissues become stretched, torn or weak, any of your pelvic organs can shift in position. One or all of these organs can then bulge down into the vagina. This can feel irritating and may impact on your quality of life.
Common symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse
Early on, you may not know that you have prolapse. Your doctor or nurse may mention that you have some prolapse at a routine pap smear.
If the pelvic organ drops down further you might notice the following symptoms: