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Conditions We Treat: Pelvic Prolapse

When your pelvic floor muscles weaken and stretch, pelvic prolapse can occur. Without proper treatment, your pelvic organs slip out of place and bulge into the vagina.

Pelvic Prolapse: What You Need to Know

physician pressing on woman's pelvis
  • Age, obesity and childbirth (especially vaginal delivery) increase a woman’s risk of pelvic prolapse.
  • Common symptoms of pelvic prolapse include urinary leakage, constipation and difficulty with intercourse.
  • Pelvic prolapse may involve multiple organs. The uterus, vagina, bladder and/or rectum can descend, creating a bulging sensation in the vagina.
  • If conservative treatment options have failed, laparoscopic colposuspension, a minimally invasive surgical technique, can be used to restore the pelvic floor.

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Request an appointment with a Johns Hopkins Urology specialist at one of our convenient locations in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas.


Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Pelvic Prolapse?

Our Physicians

Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help manage pelvic prolapse.

Photo of Dr. Marisa Meyer Clifton, M.D.

Clifton, Marisa Meyer, M.D.

Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Photo of Dr. Jacek Lech Mostwin, D.Phil., M.D.

Mostwin, Jacek Lech, D.Phil., M.D.

Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Photo of Dr. Edward James Wright, III, M.D.

Wright, Edward James, M.D. III

Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Our Treatments

Our experts have pioneered robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide women with better results and less downtime following treatment for pelvic prolapse.

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