Pelvic Organ Prolapse Specialist

Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FACOG, FPMRS -  - OBGYN

Orlando Urogynecology

Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

OBGYN located in Orlando, FL & Celebration, FL

While pelvic organ prolapse sounds ominous, the fact is that many women experience some degree of shifting in their pelvic organs. If the prolapse is severe or involves several organs, however, it can lead to incontinence and sexual dysfunction. At Orlando Urogynecology in Orlando, Florida, Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FPMRS, FACOG, specializes in female pelvic medicine and offers several treatments that will get you back the quality of life you desire. To learn more, call or book an appointment online.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Q & A

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse describes a condition where the muscles and ligaments holding many of your pelvic organs in place become compromised, allowing your organs to shift (often downward).

This problem usually starts with a weakness in your pelvic floor: a group of muscles that stretches from your pubic bone to your tailbone, which provides support for your organs.

The organs typically associated with pelvic organ prolapse include your:

  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Anus
  • Uterus
  • Rectum
  • Vagina

Most women experience some degree of prolapse during their lives, which is entirely natural. However, prolapses differ in degrees of shifting, and sometimes several organs prolapse together, requiring medical intervention by a specialist such as Dr. Jones.

What causes pelvic organ prolapse?

The three main culprits behind pelvic organ prolapse are:

Menopause

Age and the decrease in hormones work together to weaken the muscles in your pelvic region, which can result in prolapse.

Hysterectomy

If you’ve had your uterus removed, the support your uterus provided to your neighboring organs is gone, which can result in prolapse.

Childbirth

Childbirth puts an incredible strain on your pelvic muscles and ligaments. Sometimes your body is unable to recover, leaving you with a weakened pelvic floor that can lead to pelvic organ prolapse.

What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?

The symptoms of prolapse depend on the extent of the prolapse, and which organ has shifted. In general terms, prolapse may be at play if you experience any of the following:

  • Incontinence
  • Pressure against your vaginal walls
  • Painful sex
  • A feeling as if something’s slipping inside
  • Constipation

What are the treatments for pelvic organ prolapse?

When it comes to treating pelvic organ prolapse, look no further than Dr. Jones, who specializes in female pelvic medicine and pelvic floor disorders. As a urogynecologist, Dr. Jones offers numerous solutions to address every situation.

Dr. Jones’s minimally invasive options include:

  • Exercises
  • Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight
  • Pessary (a device that you place into your vagina to provide support)

If your prolapse is severe, Dr. Jones offers several aggressive options, including:

  • Vaginal vault suspension
  • Botox® injections
  • Nerve modulations or stimulations
  • Bladder neck suspension
  • Surgical repair of advanced pelvic organ prolapse

For the best in pelvic organ prolapse solutions, call Orlando Urogynecology, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.

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