Women's Excellence Now Offers Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment

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Women’s Excellence, with offices in Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston and now Metamora (Michigan), now offers pelvic organ prolapse treatment.

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Women’s Excellence, with offices in Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston and now Metamora (Michigan), now offers pelvic organ prolapse treatment.

Pelvic support comes from pelvic floor muscles, connecting tissue (fascia), and thickened pieces of fascia that serve as ligaments. When pelvic floor muscles are weakened, the fascia and ligaments have to bear the brunt of the weight. Eventually, they may stretch and fail, allowing pelvic organs to drop and press into the vaginal wall.

Women who have had multiple vaginal births are at greatest risk for pelvic organ prolapse, particularly after menopause. Other risk factors include surgery to the pelvic floor, connective tissue disorders, and obesity.

Symptoms could include:

  • Pressure and pain. The most common complaints are a feeling of pelvic pressure, or bearing down, leg fatigue, and low back pain.
  • Urinary symptoms. Cystocele, urethrocele, and uterine prolapse can cause stress incontinence and difficulty in starting to urinate.
  • Bowel symptoms. A rectocele may cause problems with defecation by forming a pocket just above the anal sphincter. Stool can

become trapped, causing pain, pressure, and constipation.

  • Sexual problems. A prolapse can cause irritated vaginal tissues or pain during intercourse, as well as psychological stress.

Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. They also specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, pelvic floor physical therapy, and midwifery services. The knowledgeable, well-trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence are taking new patients and are conveniently located in three locations throughout southeastern Michigan, Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston and Metamora. For more information, visit http://www.womensexcellence.com.

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