After childbirth or with age or from pelvic relaxation, a woman can develop feelings of pelvic heaviness or the inability to empty the bladder or bowels fully and can often feel a "ball" in the vaginal canal. Women can develop cystocele (bladder bulge into the vagina ), rectocele (rectal bulge into the vagina), enterocele (bulge of the small bowel into the vagina) or uterine prolapse. These conditions can be treated using pelvic therapy, pessaries or surgery. Treatment is individualized for each patient.
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