Capital Women's Care
OBGYNs located in Manassas, Haymarket and Fairfax, VA
Problems with your pelvic floor don’t have to leave you uncomfortable. At Capital Women’s Care in Fairfax, Manassas, and Haymarket, Virginia, the experienced medical providers offer pelvic floor and prolapse treatments. To learn more about how they help women lead issue-free lives after pelvic organ prolapse or other pelvic floor problems, call your nearest office today or book an appointment online.
Pelvic Floor & Prolapse Treatment Q & A
What is pelvic organ prolapse?
If you have symptoms such as leaking of urine, pressure in the pelvis, a bulging in the vagina, or pain with intercourse, there’s a good chance you have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse. This occurs when your pelvic floor isn’t strong enough to support your organs. Without the foundation they need, your organs can slip out of place, or prolapse.
Prolapse can lead to problems with urination, leaking of urination, difficulty having a bowel movement, pain during intercourse, higher risk of infection, and general discomfort.
Because of the embarrassment associated with pelvic floor disorders, many women suffer in silence — but you don’t have to, nor should you. Capital Women’s Care offers specialized care for pelvic organ prolapse.
How is pelvic organ prolapse treated?
At each of their offices, Capital Women’s Care is proud to provide life-changing pelvic rehabilitation physical therapy sessions to their patients.
Your early sessions start with accurately diagnosing your organ prolapse. Once they know which organs have moved out of place, they tailor your pelvic rehabilitation sessions to address your organ displacement. This tailored therapy helps resolve a wide range of types of pelvic organ prolapse, including:
- Uterine prolapse (dropped uterus)
- Cystocele (dropped bladder)
- Rectocele (dropped rectum)
- Vaginal vault prolapse (dropped vagina after hysterectomy)
What’s more, pelvic floor therapy also helps alleviate the wide range of symptoms your prolapsed organs cause. Some of the symptoms pelvic rehabilitation physical therapy can help include:
- Urinary incontinence (leaking or loss of bladder control)
- Overactive bladder
- Stress incontinence (loss of bladder control when you sneeze, cough, laugh, etc.)
- Voiding dysfunction (inability to urinate or difficulty urinating)
With personalized physical therapy, Capital Women’s Care helps you minimize the way your pelvic organ prolapse affects your life.
What should I expect during pelvic floor rehabilitation treatments?
Physical therapy of the pelvic floor and the surrounding muscles can improve your quality of life by eliminating or managing incontinence and other symptoms, giving you the confidence to live your life again. Pelvic floor exercises and other techniques targeted to your particular condition help strengthen the pelvic muscles and pelvic floor, and reduce the risk (or worsening) of prolapse, incontinence, pain, and other symptoms.
To get started with your pelvic floor rehabilitation, call Capital Women's Care today or book an appointment online.