An overview of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This is a surgical sub-specialty urology and gynaecology. It is the branch of women’s health medicine that concerns problems with bladder function as well as pelvic organ prolapse (when the organs around and above the vagina lose their support and consequently bulging downwards into the vagina).

Bladder problems can include:

  • Increasing frequency or urgency of toileting
  • Leaking or loss of control
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder

Women who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction can experience bladder problems, faecal and urinary inconsistence and genital prolapse. When medical treatment is not effective in curing pelvic floor dysfunction, surgery may be an option.

Symptoms of PFD may be more subtle including:

  • A dragging feeling in the lower back or vagina
  • Feeling or seeing a lump within the vagina
  • Problems with passing a bowel movement, emptying the bladder or problems with intercourse

How Auckland Gynaecology can help

We can diagnose and treat issues with urinary inconsistence and pelvic floor disorders. Both of these problems are very common among women but many are reluctant to seek help. We will help to diagnose your problem while making you feel comfortable throughout the treatment process. Pelvic floor conditions are even more common than depression, hypertension and diabetes with more than 50% of women suffering from PFD.

Some conditions that we treat in Pelvic Organ Prolapse includes but is not limited to:

  • Female genital prolapse
  • Overactive bladderv
  • Urinary and faecal inconsistence
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal agenesis
  • Vaginal septum
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Our Services

  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain, endometriosis
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Colposcopy and treatment of cervical abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Menopause
  • Adolescent gynaecology
  • Cervical screening
  • Early pregnancy problems such as miscarriage
  • Vulval disease
  • Post pregnancy problems
  • IUD fitting


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