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How do medications treat pelvic organ prolapse?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In some cases, some symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse might be treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. For example, if bowel movements are an issue, your doctor might have you take laxatives to soften your stools. If you are postmenopausal, your doctor might have you try local vaginal estrogen therapy because low estrogen levels can affect the strength of the vaginal muscles. Medications are most likely to be used in combination with other treatment options.

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