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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Does Prolapse ever go away?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition that affects many women, especially those who have gone through childbirth, menopause, or have engaged in heavy lifting. It occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, descend into or outside of the vaginal canal due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue. […]

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Can my partner feel my prolapse?

In the realm of intimate relationships, open communication and understanding are crucial. Many individuals may find themselves wondering about the impact of pelvic floor issues, such as prolapse, on their intimate connections.  The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the organs in the pelvis, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Sometimes, due

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Post-Surgical Check-ups with a Pelvic Floor PT after Prolapse Surgery

Prolapse surgery is a significant step towards regaining a good quality of life for those suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. While the surgery itself is a crucial part of the journey, it’s equally important not to underestimate the significance of post-surgical care, especially in collaboration with a pelvic floor physical therapist.  Pelvic organ prolapse is

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Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Enterocele 

Women often face various health challenges related to their pelvic region, with enteroceles being one of the lesser-known conditions.  Enterocele: Occurs when the small intestine bulges into the vaginal wall due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and ligaments This can happen when the supporting structures that hold the pelvic organs in place become stretched or

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Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Uterine 

The pelvic floor plays a vital role in maintaining stability and supporting various organs. When the pelvic floor weakens, it can lead to a range of uncomfortable conditions, such as uterine prolapse.  A Uterine Prolapse  Symptoms of a Uterine Prolapse may include:  1. Sensation of pressure or heaviness in the pelvic region. 2. A feeling

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Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Cystocele 

The human body is a complex and interconnected system, and the pelvic floor plays a vital role in maintaining stability and supporting various organs. When the pelvic floor weakens, it can lead to a range of uncomfortable conditions, such as cystocele. A  Cystocele (anterior vaginal wall prolapse) Symptoms of cystocele may include: 1. A bulging

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How To Sleep With Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Are you sick of not being able to sleep at night? Is your Pelvis hurting so much you never feel rested? You deserve better. While Pelvic pain is common during pregnancy, you do not need to let it take over your life. Hello there, amazing moms-to-be of St.Louis and beyond! I’m Dr. Brooke Kasiliak, I

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Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Rectocele

In today’s world, discussions about women’s health and well-being have gained significant momentum. One topic that deserves attention is rectoceles, a condition that affects many women but is often under-diagnosed or overlooked. However, there is good news: pelvic floor physical therapy offers a promising solution for rectoceles, helping women regain control of their pelvic floor

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Conservative Treatment Options for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (Pessaries and Pelvic Physical Therapy)

One of the most common non-surgical options for management of prolapses is a pessary. A pessary is a removable device that is inserted vaginally to support a prolapse. The pelvic organs, which include the bladder, uterus or rectum, are held in place via muscles, ligaments, and supporting tissue. When these support systems experience weakness, a

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