5 main issues of genital prolapse

Dr. Carlos Rioja Sanz is a prestigious urologist with more than 35 years of experience. His scientific and clinical activity has evolved in two lines of care; minimally invasive surgery and pelvic floor incontinence.

What is genital prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a pathology that affects the uterus, bladder and rectum. It consists of the loss of efficiency of their supporting structures causing an exit of these organs (as a hernia) through the vagina.

What is the degree of severity of genital prolapse?

Depending on the degree of sagging of these organs, in Urology it is classified into four degrees:
– Grade one of minor intensity
– Grade two of moderate intensity
– Grades three and four intense

What are the symptoms of genital prolapse and how do they affect daily life?

They generally produce local discomfort in the pelvic area, which increases when the patient remains standing or walking for some time. Functional alterations such as urinary incontinence and sexual and intestinal disorders may also occur.

What is the treatment of genital prolapse?

The lesser degrees can be treated by strengthening the structures through physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Higher or more severe degrees are treated surgically with techniques that repair the support mechanisms of these structures.

Can genital prolapse be prevented?

To prevent genital prolapse, pelvic rehabilitation after childbirth is very important.