Harvard Health Letter

Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse affects about 50% of mostly older women, when the connecting tissues and muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place weaken and stretch over time, causing the organs to descend into the vagina. Sometimes one of those organs falls so much it will be visible at the vaginal opening. The key to ensuring a successful surgery is finding a urogynecologic surgeon or a gynecologist who specializes in vaginal surgery.  
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