Continence Center

Continence Center

792 College Parkway
Fanny Allen Campus, Medical Office Building, Suite 101
Colchester,  Vermont  05446

 802-847-4151

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Download our brochure on Robotic-Assisted Treatment for Prolapse.

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Some women experience prolapse (falling) of a pelvic floor organ, such as the vagina or uterus. This occurs when the connective tissue or muscles within the body cavity weaken and cannot hold the pelvic in its proper place.

Uterine/Vaginal Prolapse: What You Need to Know

Prevention

It is not always possible to prevent prolapse, but you can decrease your risk by preventing constipation, maintaining a healthy weight and performing Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Teamwork

Doctors at The University of Vermont Medical Center use a collaborative approach to treating uterine and vaginal prolapse. Your team may include a number of different specialists working together to manage your care.

Technology

We use the most sophisticated medical technology available for diagnosing and treating pelvic floor prolapse, including performing the advanced robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy.

Personalized Care

The UVM Medical Center doctors tailor a course of treatment specifically for you. Your treatment will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the prolapse and your personal preferences.

Experience, Trusted Expertise

At The UVM Medical Center, our gynecologists have years of experience diagnosing and treating uterine and vaginal prolapse. You can feel confident knowing you have placed your care in experienced and skilled hands.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Muscles in your pelvic floor hold the organs in place. When the muscles weaken, it leads to the organ prolapse, a feeling that the organs are falling out. Women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse may also have problems with urinary or incontinence and sexual dysfunction. The weakening of the connective tissue accelerates due to:

  • Age
  • Childbirth
  • Weight gain
  • Strenuous physical labor

In addition, you are at higher risk if you have:

  • Chronic cough
  • Undergone prior pelvic surgery
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Diagnosis and Treatment: Uterine and Vaginal Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse can vary in severity. You may not experience any symptoms, or you may have pain and discomfort. Our doctors will discuss your symptoms and treatment option with you.

At The UVM Medical Center, our expert physicians perform a thorough pelvic exam to diagnose your condition. Then, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Treatment options may include robotic-assisted surgery.

Learn more about pelvic organ prolapse diagnosis and treatment.

Download our brochure: Robotic-Assisted Treatment for Prolapse (Sacrocolpopexy)