Vaginal prolapse is a common condition where the bladder, uterus and or bowel protrude into the vagina due to weakness of the tissues that normally support them. Up to 50% of women who have had a vaginal birth will develop a prolapse at some stage of their life.
Symptoms of vaginal prolapse include:
A sensation of a vaginal lump or bulge
Heaviness in the vagina with prolonged standing
Difficulty emptying the bowel or bladder
Problems with sexual intercourse.
These symptoms can be annoying and bothersome and can significantly reduce your quality of life.
Evidence has shown that conservative treatment with physiotherapy - modifying lifestyle factors and having strong pelvic floor muscles - can reduce prolapse symptoms, prevent it getting worse and improve quality of life for many women.
Virginia can design an individual pelvic floor muscle training programme for you and work with you to achieve these goals.