Typical symptoms in women with pelvic organ prolapse:


  • Sensation of a bulge or protrusion
  • Seeing or feeling a bulge or protrusion
  • Pressure
  • Heaviness


  • Incontinence
  • Frequency
  • Urgency
  • Weak or prolonged urinary stream
  • Hesitancy
  • Feeling of incomplete emptying
  • Manual reduction of prolapse to start or complete voiding
  • Position change to start or complete voiding


  • Incontinence of flatus, or liquid or solid stool
  • Feeling of incomplete emptying
  • Straining during defecation
  • Urgency to defecate
  • Digital evacuation to complete defecation
  • Splinting, or pushing on or around the vagina or perineum, to start of complete defecation


Reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional.

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