If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have a prolapse, you can find out about the different types of treatments that may be offered to you here , as well as ways of helping yourself. This information should be used in conjunction with support from your GP or health professional to help you find the right course of treatment best suited to your individual needs; enabling you to manage your condition and improve your quality of life. Please use this information carefully and always speak to your GP or health professional, they can explain what is causing your problem and how the different treatments may help you. They will also talk to you about any side effects, these are extra problems that can be caused by the treatment.
Back to Pelvic organ prolapse. You may not need any treatment if the prolapse is mild to moderate and not causing any pain or discomfort. Your doctor should offer you the full range of treatments and explain the possible benefits and risks of each option. This will help you choose the right one for you.
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There are many different types of prolapse, including uterine, bladder and bowel prolapse. Causes of prolapse, symptoms, tests used to diagnose prolapse, and management and treatment of prolapse are discussed. Prolapse is caused by a stretching of the ligaments and muscles that support the pelvic organs, causing those organs to drop down. The word prolapse literally means to 'fall out of place'.