Plaza Towers OBGYN -  - OB-GYN

Plaza Towers OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Treatment Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Specialist

Pelvic organ prolapse can cause considerable pain and discomfort. Dr. Bruksch is considered a leading provider of state-of-the-art treatments for pelvic organ prolapse, helping Santa Monica, CA, area women resolve symptoms and lead healthy, normal lives.

Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Q&A

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor becomes weakened, enabling your uterus and other organs to drop or descend out of their normal positions. In addition to your uterus, pelvic organ prolapse can also affect your bladder, small intestine, vagina and rectum. Prolapse is said to have occurred when these structures descend into the vaginal canal or anus. Medically, these conditions are referred to as:

  • uterine prolapse

  • urethrocele (prolapse of the urethra)

  • cystocele (prolapse of the bladder)

  • enterocele (prolapse of the bowel)

  • rectocele (prolapse of the rectum)

  • vaginal vault prolapse

What causes prolapse of the pelvic organs?

Prolapse occurs when increased pressure in the abdomen weakens the pelvic floor muscles or when injury or surgery affects the strength of the muscles. Some of the most common causes of pelvic organ prolapse include:

  • pregnancy

  • obesity

  • chronic constipation

  • long-term cough

  • tumors

  • hysterectomy

Some studies indicate having a family history of pelvic organ prolapse can also increase a woman's chances of developing the condition herself.

What are the symptoms of a pelvic organ prolapse?

The symptoms of prolapse can vary based on the organ that's involved. Sometimes, prolapse causes no discernible symptoms; but when symptoms do occur, they can include:

  • a feeling of pressure of fullness in the pelvic area or vagina

  • aching in the lower back

  • pain during intercourse

  • urinary incontinence or frequent urge to urinate

  • constipation (when the rectum is involved)

  • vaginal spotting or bleeding

  • the sensation of something “falling out” of the vagina

How is prolapse treated?

Prolapse can sometimes be treated with lifestyle changes like losing weight or with pelvic floor exercises such as Kegels. In some cases, surgery may be needed to repair or remove the affected organ. Dr. Bruksch will discuss your options during your office visit.


Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Lawrence Bruksch is a fabulous OB/GYN. I've been his patient for eighteen years and have been very pleased with his knowledge, care and professionalism."

    Jena J.
  • Yelp

    "I've had to have a couple of procedures performed, and I felt comfortable in his hands. I would highly recommend him."

    Kitty A.
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    "Excellent!! I'm so happy they opened up a location in Westchester. The service is great and the doctors are amazing!"

    Kathryn B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Chang is great, I highly recommend him. I gave birth to my son Luca under his care, I would go back with him again."

    Barbara RV.
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    "I love going to appointments because they were so thoughtful and answered all my questions (and as a first time mom, I had a lot)."

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    "I highly recommend Dr. Bruksch for anyone who is seeking great care and a knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor."

    Sadie S.
  • RateMDs

    "He answered all my questions, & then helped fix symptoms I thought couldn't be helped. I am now living much better than before & am appreciative that I saw Dr. Chang!"

  • RateMDs

    "I love Plaza Towers! I've been going to this doc's office since 2008, they took care of both my pregnancies."

  • Yelp

    "I would recommend Dr Chang to anyone and we are truly forever thankful for his knowledge and for sincerely caring for us."

    Adriana R.
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    "They were all professional, efficient and were patient answering the zillion questions I had. I would recommend any doctor in this practice without exception."

    Kate A.
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