A lump or pressure

In order to allow a woman pass a baby through her pelvis, many of the pelvic contents are held up by ligaments, forming a type of hammock that stops the contents of your pelvis falling out. When a woman pushes her baby out through her pelvis, the ligaments are stretched and quite often damaged. Although they initially recover, the damage results in the pelvic contents prolapsing down, causing discomfort. The walls of the vagina can prolapse (near the bladder = cystocele, near the bowel = rectocele, high up at the top of the vagina = enterocele), and the uterus can prolapse down (uterovaginal prolapse).

Getting help
If you wish to make an appointment to seek further advice and or treatment, please email Dr Harrington's secretary.