Pelvic organ descent (prolapse) and treatment of incontinence
For treating genital conditions
Pelvic organ descent, also known as prolapse, is caused by a relaxation in the tonicity of the pelvic floor and the structures which support the pelvic organs. It effects the vagina, bladder, uterus and rectum, to different degrees, with or without incontinence. This problem affects approximately half of all women over the age of 40.
What are the causes and risk factors?
A complicated childbirth, a tear, surgery, a reduction in hormones at the menopause, excess weight, and chronic constipation are all factors which can cause the weakening of tissue and lead to prolapse.
What are the symptoms?
- A heavy feeling towards the bottom of the stomach and the feeling of a sort of ‘ball’ descending in the vagina.
- Urine leakage on exertion
- Recurrent vaginal infections
- Air in the vagina
- Feeling of incomplete evacuation
- Loss of sensation during intercourse
How can organ descent be treated?
Treatment depends on the degree of the prolapse, your symptoms and your desires. For more minor cases with fewer symptoms, Clinique Suisse recommends the toning of the pelvic floor muscles with the help of physiotherapy or biofeedback.
For more advanced problems, after a specialised assessment, we offer a minimally invasive surgical solution in order to restore damaged tissue or treat urinary incontinence.
All of our surgical interventions are carried out in complete safety and in the majority of cases, as outpatient services.