It has been estimated that 30%-40% of women develop some presentation of vaginal prolapse in their lifetime, usually following menopause, childbirth, or a hysterectomy.
Fortunately most cases are quite mild and can be treated with an effective programme of pelvic floor exercises.
What is Vaginal Prolapse?
The pelvic organs, such as the womb, rectum and bladder, are held in place by muscles, tissue and ligaments. Prolapse happens when one or more of these organs slips down from its normal position and into the vagina, because the supportive tissues have become weak.
Symptoms depend on the organ that has been affected, but prolapse commonly causes:
- a sensation of something coming down or out of the vagina
- an uncomfortable feeling of fullness
- difficulty having sex
- leaking a small amount of urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise (stress incontinence)
A Simple Treatment
The primary treatment for mild prolapse is pelvic floor exercises. Pelvic floor exercises also play a key role as a supportive treatment in moderate and more severe cases.
The PelvicToner is a clinically proven treatment for a weak pelvic floor and is available on NHS prescription. Many users have reported excellent and speedy improvement in their symptoms and several customers have written to share their experiences and how they avoided surgery, including Anne and Heather.
IMPORTANT - If you have a vaginal prolapse, we recommend that you consult a medical professional before using a PelvicToner. If you experience any discomfort, difficulties or any bleeding, stop use immediately and consult a medical professional.