Information& Resources Pelvic Floor Prolapse

One of the symptoms of this is the feeling of 'something coming down' or indeed a laxity in the vagina. Again, childbirth is the main culprit and women often put up with the problems that prolapse causes for many years. Many patients report difficulty emptying their bowels effectively when they defecate and others have co-existing urinary difficulties including incontinence. Others report difficulty with intercourse or the protrusion of a lump from the vagina.

A thorough assessment will lead to effective therapy being offered and this will include the option of using mesh to fix the prolapse. The pros and cons of traditional and mesh surgery will be discussed in detail and of course your views will be considered too. Sometimes, bowel symptoms will need thorough assessment by a doctor specialising in bowel problems and a referral will be arranged.