Prolapse occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor become weak or the ligaments in pelvis become stretched. The #1 cause of prolapse is childbirth but, it can also occur due to chronic constipation or chronic coughing. Symptoms of prolapse may include a "falling out" feeling, incomplete voiding or incomplete defecation.
Prolapse can be treated conservatively or surgically. Conservative treatment includes pelvic floor strengthening, biofeedback and/or a pessary. A pessary is a device that is inserted into the vagina to provide support to the pelvic organs.