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Colorado Springs Top-Rated Urological Group

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment & Urogynecology

Since 1989, Pikes Peak Urology has lived up to its motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate.” Our highly trained, well-rounded team of urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences, and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of urologic conditions. We specialize in urinary incontinence, UTIs, kidney cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), low testosterone, and prostate cancer. We also provide no-scalpel vasectomies and vaginal revitalization using the cutting-edge MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. Our dedicated practitioners have worked hard to establish Pikes Peak Urology as a leading urology practice serving the residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the surrounding area.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Specialists

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition that occurs when the muscles and tissue in the pelvis weaken. It affects nearly one third of all women in the United States. The term “prolapse” refers to a descending of the body’s internal organs, including the:

  • Bladder
  • Uterus
  • Vagina
  • Small bowel
  • Rectum

The risk factors for developing POP include pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, forceps delivery, aging/menopause, chronic straining, obesity, a family history, heavy lifting, and prior surgery. Fortunately, there are numerous treatment methods for POP that can successfully alleviate symptoms.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment

Do you have a feeling of pressure in the vagina? Is intercourse painful? Do you have difficulty emptying your bladder? If so, you might be suffering from POP. Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse vary based on the type, but significant prolapse is a major detriment to quality of life. At Pikes Peak Urology, we offer state-of-the-art robotic surgery to correct the underlying anatomical defect while minimizing pain and recovery time. Speak with a pelvic organ prolapse doctor at Pikes Peak Urology today for a full evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Different Types Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse? 

There are six different types of pelvic organ prolapse:

  1. Cystocele - This occurs when the bladder prolapses into the vagina, and is the most common type of pelvic organ prolapse.
  2. Urethrocele - This is a prolapse of the urethra, which is the tube that transports urine.
  3. Uterine Prolapse - This is a type of genital prolapse involving the prolapse of the uterus.
  4. Vaginal Vault Prolapse - This is a vaginal prolapse.
  5. Enterocele - This occurs when the small bowel prolapses.
  6. Rectocele - This occurs when the rectum prolapses.

What Are The Symptoms Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse? 

Some patients will not notice any symptoms with POP, however, the following are common symptoms: 

  • A backache, usually in the lower back
  • A feeling of fullness or pressure in the pelvic area
  • Painful intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Bleeding or spotting from the vagina
  • Chronic urge to urinate or leaking urine
  • Feeling pressure against the vaginal wall from the pelvic organs
  • A fullness in the lower belly
  • A feeling of stretching or pulling in the groin area

How Do You Diagnose Pelvic Organ Prolapse? 

Your doctor will often discover the presence of pelvic organ prolapse during your routine pelvic exam. For example, the one that is completed when you have your yearly pap smear. The following are additional tests that can be performed to diagnose pelvic organ prolapse:

  • X-ray of the urinary tract (also known as intravenous pyelography)
  • CT scan of the pelvis region
  • Ultrasound of the pelvis
  • MRI of the pelvis

How Do You Treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

How your pelvic organ prolapse is treated depends greatly on the severity of your symptoms. However, the following are the most common treatments used to treat POP at Pikes Peak Urology:

  • Behavioral Exercise - This involves doing exercises like Kegals, which are designed to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor. 
  • Mechanical - This treatment involves inserting a small plastic device called a pessary into the vagina in an effort to support the drooping organs.
  • Surgical - This is completed by either repairing or removing the affected organ or tissue. 

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