What are the signs and symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
The symptoms of prolapse can range depending on the severity of the prolapse and the organs involved. Some women have mild symptoms, while others may experience significant, regular issues.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Trouble holding your bladder (incontinence) or trouble emptying your bladder (urinary retention)
- A bulge, lump or heavy sensation in the vagina that you can see, touch or feel
- Pain or discomfort during sex
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Lower back pain or trouble with bowel movements
- Spotting or bleeding outside of the menstruation cycle or post-menopause
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, they could be a sign of pelvic organ prolapse or another gynecological condition. It’s important to discuss them with a trained gynecologist.