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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Program

About 1 in 10 women in the United States will receive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime, yet many people do not understand this condition. If you are experiencing pain and pressure in your pelvis, urinary problems, and / or constipation, you may be suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. You do not have to live with this discomfort.

Our team of specialty-trained and board-certified urogynecologists at Rochester Regional Health have special expertise in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and can help restore your quality of life.

What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse & What Causes This Condition?

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the muscles or connective tissues in the pelvis weaken and fail to support the pelvic organs as they should. This causes the pelvic organs to drop out of their usual position. Common risk factors include

  • Pregnancy and vaginal childbirth
  • Obesity
  • Chronic coughing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Straining during bowel movements (constipation)
  • Aging and hormonal changes
  • Family history

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Embarrassed woman with pelvic organ prolapse

Sylvia's Story

Sylvia had felt uncomfortable for some time. “It didn’t feel right down there,” she said. “It felt like something was hanging where it wasn’t supposed to.” After visiting Dr. Muhammad Tariq Qureshi, Sylvia discovered there was a way to relieve her discomfort and take back control of her life.

Read Sylvia's Story
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