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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

offered in Colorado Springs, CO

In an effort to better serve our patients, Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC has partnered with Urological Associates and Pikes Peak Urology. We are confident that the union of three patient-centric, top-rated urological practices will greatly benefit the residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Urological Associates is a premier urology practice in Colorado Springs led by board-certified urologists and nurse practitioners. Pikes Peak Urology, a division of Colorado Springs Urological Associates, has lived up to their motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate” since 1989.

Our board-certified urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of male and female urologic conditions. If you’re in need of compassionate, urological expertise from board-certified specialists, look no further than Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Q & A

Consult With A Pelvic Organ Prolapse Doctor

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse vary based on the type, but they can cause issues such as pressure in the vagina, painful intercourse, and difficulty voiding the bladder. The board-certified urologists at Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC have decades of clinical experience diagnosing and treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP.) Our dedicated providers are trained in the latest robotic surgical techniques to correct the underlying anatomical defect, while minimizing pain and recovery time. If you would like to learn more about our pelvic organ prolapse treatment options, reach out to us today for a full evaluation.

Top-Rated POP Treatment

Every year in the United States, there are 300,000 surgeries for POP. Our urologists understand the sensitive nature of this condition, and will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is suited to your unique symptoms and lifestyle needs. We may recommend non-surgical interventions to start, such as lifestyle changes and pelvic floor strengthening exercises. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and your overall health, we may elect to perform surgery to correct the prolapse. If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have POP, call our office today to set up an appointment with one of our specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Symptoms of POP?

Some patients will not notice any symptoms with POP, however, the following are common symptoms: 

  • Tissues bulging from the vagina
  • A backache, usually in the lower back
  • Painful sex
  • A lack of sensation during sex
  • Leaking of urine/stool during sex
  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Bleeding or spotting from the vagina
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urine retention
  • Feeling pressure against the vaginal wall from the pelvic organs
  • A fullness in the lower belly
  • A feeling of stretching or pulling in the groin area
  • Tampons being pushed out

What Are The Risk Factors For POP?

The risk factors associated with developing pelvic organ prolapse include:

  • Pregnancy 
  • Vaginal childbirth
  • Forceps delivery 
  • Menopause/aging
  • Chronic straining 
  • Obesity
  • Family history
  • Heavy lifting
  • Prior surgery 

How Is POP Diagnosed?

A routine pelvic exam during your annual pap smear is typically the way doctors diagnose POP. The following are additional tests that can be performed to diagnose POP:

  • X-ray of the urinary tract 
  • CT scan of the pelvis region
  • Ultrasound of the pelvis
  • MRI of the pelvis

How Is POP Treated? 

How your pelvic organ prolapse is treated depends greatly on the severity of your symptoms. However, some common treatment modalities include behavioral exercises (e.g. Kegels), mechanical treatments (e.g. pessary device), or surgical intervention, such as the MonaLisa Touch laser.