Even though women suffering from “pelvic organ prolapse” feel stressed about their condition, many cope in silence because they are uncomfortable speaking about their problem with their gynecologists. This pelvic disorder involving the protrusion of pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, small intestine, or rectum) into the vaginal wall produces symptoms of urinary incontinence, fecal leakage, and painful intercourse. Despite the widespread prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse, few women choose to talk about it. The fact is, however, that half of women over the age of 50 are affected since the most common risk factors are vaginal birth and menopause. Once the problem is brought to the doctor’s attention, effective treatments range from Kegel exercises to the use of pessaries and surgery.

Pelvic floor physical therapy can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which are the foundation of lifelong pelvic organ support. Reconstructive surgery aims to correct the prolapsed vagina while maintaining or improving vaginal sexual function and relieving any associated pelvic symptoms. From well woman care to family planning to surgical options to menopause, our goal is to keep you healthy through all ages and stages of life. Please call LADIES FIRST OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY OF DOTHAN at (334) 671-9445 to schedule an appointment. New and established patients are always welcome at our offices located in Dothan, Ozark, & Enterprise. “Excellence in Caring For Women”

P.S. Surgical approaches to repairing and reconstructing the tissues of the pelvic floor include vaginal outpatient procedures, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, and open abdominal procedures.