Women with pelvic organ prolapse often suffer in silence, too embarrassed to tell their friends, family or even their doctors about their concerns. Dr. J. Kyle Mathews, an experienced, caring North Dallas area urogynecologist, wants to help eliminate the stigma by educating women about four important questions they may have about this condition.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum drop down, sometimes protruding or bulging out of the vagina. It occurs when weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles and fascia, which is the connective tissue that supports the organs, are no longer strong enough to provide the necessary support.
There are several risk factors:
While many women who have pelvic organ prolapse do not have any symptoms, those who do may experience:
Yes! Dr. Mathews wants women to know that there is hope, and treatment is available. A urogynecologist, Dr. Mathews has the expertise with both urology and gynecology to develop an up-to-date treatment plan for you. When it comes to pelvic organ prolapse, seeking treatment can truly change a woman’s life because this condition can profoundly affect day-to-day living and cause embarrassment and stress.
Dr. Mathews wants to help women improve their lives, and he can help you if you believe you suffer from pelvic organ prolapse. Contact us for an appointment today.