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Prolapse

Women of all ages can experience pelvic organic prolapse. It can be scary, stressful, and deflating—we know. We also know that you’re not alone, and that there are solutions available to you. If you are dealing with a prolapse, you have options. If you’re concerned with risk, there are preventative measures. We can help with both.

 

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

September 26, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

The dictionary definition of prolapse is “to slip forward or down,” but pelvic organ prolapse is a broad term that is used to describe a variety of prolapse conditions:

  • Cystocele (bladder/anterior vaginal wall)
  • Enterocele (top of the vagina)
  • Uterine/vaginal (apical prolapse/uterus)
  •  Rectocele (posterior vaginal wall/rectum).
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Anna’s Story: Overcoming Prolapse

August 15, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

Series: Real Women, True Stories

My husband and I were just a few years from retirement and really looking forward to that time together. That’s when it all began. I had noticed some vaginal pressure and, concerned, I sought consultation with my primary care physician who discovered my bladder had “dropped.”  He said it was the bladder pressing against the wall of my vagina and I could try Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles supporting the vaginal walls and pelvic organs. Read more


Correcting Prolapse: An Overview

May 25, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

There are several options for correcting prolapse, both abdominal (laparoscopic) and vaginal, depending on the type of prolapse and the individual. Both abdominal and vaginal approaches have had excellent outcomes, and in many cases, are used in combination to ensure the best results. Read more


Age – Nothing But a Number

November 6, 2015 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

Pelvic Organ Prolapse is literally a situation where the muscles of the pelvic floor let you down. It’s one of many consequences of a weakened or damaged pelvic floor. As the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments holding the organs in place weaken, the bladder – or the uterus or the rectum – may begin to bulge down into the vagina creating this hernia-like condition. Read more