Pelvic Organ Prolapse Causes and Diagnoses
There are a number of things that may cause damage or weakening to the pelvic floor. These may include:
If you have symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, it is important that you consult with your primary care physician for a complete physical examination of the genitourinary and nervous systems, as well as provide urine samples.
If you are experiencing pelvic organ prolapse, your urogynecologist may recommend a variety of tests to diagnose the condition. A urogynecologist has done fellowship training and specializes in diseases and disorders of the female genitourinary tract. In addition to conducting a physical exam, a urogynecologist may conduct tests that could include:
Pelvic Floor Disorder Video Overview
Margaret G. Mueller, MD, discusses pelvic floor disorders, symptoms and treatment options.