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1566 Wynnum Road Tingalpa

Valentine’s Day Women’s Health.

Valentine’s day is here! Is pelvic organ prolapse something that is holding you back from intimacy? 

by Keziah Loewen


M.Pthy., B.Kin. Extended Minor; Psychology, MPT, ISSA Personal Trainer. 


Keziah Loewen

Do you have pelvic organ prolapse?

If you have a feeling of pressure or fullness in the pelvic region, bulging or protrusion from the vagina. In addition, do you suffer from urinary incontinence or urgency, difficulty emptying the bladder or bowel, or pelvic pain or discomfort (especially during intercourse). You may have a pelvic organ prolapse.

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, descend or bulge into the vaginal wall. This happens due to weakened or stretched pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. This weakening can be caused by childbirth, age-related issues, or chronic conditions.

Childbirth: Vaginal childbirth, especially with multiple deliveries or prolonged labor, can weaken the pelvic floor muscles and increase the risk of POP.
Additionally, Age-related changes. As women age, hormonal changes and weakening of connective tissues can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse.
Lastly, chronic conditions. Conditions such as obesity, chronic coughing, constipation, and heavy lifting can strain the pelvic floor and contribute to POP.

Treatment for pelvic floor prolapse includes physiotherapy or surgery. Importantly, Physiotherapy aims to strengthen and support. the pelvic floor with pelvic floor exercises, biofeedback, and manual therapy techniques. As a consequence many of the associated symptoms of a prolapse can be minimised or maybe even completely resolved.

Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition that can significantly impact the quality of life for affected individuals. By understanding the causes, symptoms, and available treatment options, individuals can take proactive steps to manage their condition and improve pelvic floor health. Remember, you are not alone, and support and resources are available to help you navigate your pelvic floor journey.

With our focus this month on Valentine’s Day Women’s Health, If you are having issues with pelvic floor problems, call us today. We can book an appointment to discuss strategies and treatment options available to you which may give you some relief.