At least 3 million women in the US have a vaginal bulge, medically referred to as pelvic organ prolapse. Many more women who suffer from this condition go undiagnosed due to embarrassment. This prevents them from discussing the problem even with their doctors, close family or friends. This belief is mistakenly promoted by the idea that there is no treatment or cure, or that the surgery is too risky. In fact, Dr. Soo Kwon offers comprehensive, compassionate care through her extensive experience and knowledge that can be non-surgical as well as surgical, the majority of which are minimally invasive (vaginal, laparoscopic or robotic). Patients rarely stay in the hospital more than one night and experience minimal pain. These options allow a woman to choose what she believes is best for her while eliminating a troublesome problem, positively impacting her quality of life. If you’re struggling with unexpected urine leaks or other symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, call Park Avenue Urogynecology's Upper East Side office in Manhattan, New York, today or book a consultation online.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the tissues of your pelvic floor weaken and can no longer support your bladder and other pelvic organs. Weak pelvic muscles allow the organs to fall out of their normal position.
Aging is a common cause of pelvic organ prolapse. You may also be prone to the condition due to:
Without treatment, the uterus, bladder, or other organs can fall into the vaginal canal and protrude from the vagina. This can cause sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and persistent pelvic pain.
To determine if your symptoms result from pelvic organ prolapse or another condition, Dr. Kwon performs a comprehensive physical exam.
Your treatment plan depends on your age, the severity of your condition, and your future plans for childbearing and sexual activity. Dr. Kwon will discuss in detail each treatment modality and the best treatment options, the conclusion being a team effort.
Learn more about your options for treating pelvic organ prolapse by calling Park Avenue Urogynecology today or booking a consultation online.