Pelvic Pain is pain below a woman's belly button. It is considered chronic (which means long-lasting) if you have had it for at least 6 months. The type of pain varies from woman to woman. In some women, it is a mild ache that comes and goes. In others, the pain is so steady and severe that it makes it hard to sleep, work, or enjoy life.
If your doctor can find what's causing the pain, treating the cause may make the pain go away. If no cause is found, your doctor can help you find ways to ease the pain and get back your quality of life.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman's pelvic organs weaken, allowing the uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum to slip out of the normal location. This condition may occur due to heredity, having babies, hormone status and age. The symptoms produced by pelvic organ prolapse may include:
- pelvic pain
- pelvic pressure or heaviness
- bearing down sensations
- feeling as if organs are going to fall out or feeling a bulge
- low back pain
- loss of urine with coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercising
- difficult bowel movements
There are multiple approaches to treatment including both non-surgical and surgical options. Diagnosis is based on examination by one of our physicians, all of whom have extensive experience in managing these conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, call to schedule a visit with your physician today.