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When should I call my doctor if I have pelvic organ prolapse?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

You should talk to your doctor about your pelvic organ prolapse symptoms early on. Although the subject might seem embarrassing, you will be glad you did. Early treatment can help keep the symptoms from getting worse and interfering with your quality of life. Your doctor can also help you minimize the risk for complications, such as infections or incontinence, if your pelvic organ prolapse is affecting your bladder or bowel functions.

If you feel like something is not in the right place vaginally, you may have pelvic organ prolapse and should see your doctor.

Dr. Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Of course you should talk to your doctor about these symptoms when the appear. These symptoms can cause a significant amount of problems in your everyday life and can lead to problems with emptying your bowel and your bladder. They can also cause a significant amount of problems with intimacy and pain with intercourse is one of the main symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

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