Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Options

There are a number of treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse, and treatment may vary from patient to patient depending on location and severity of prolapse and physician preference.

Some non-surgical options that you and your health care provider may consider are:

  • Kegel exercises: Repeated contractions of the pelvic floor muscles to strengthen the area.
  • Pessary: A device that can be inserted into the vagina to support the surrounding structures and relieve symptoms.

Synthetic Mesh

Traditionally, surgeons have sewn the weakened tissue back together using sutures. In some cases, this is not enough. Another option involves placing a synthetic mesh in addition to using sutures to repair the pelvic floor.

These mesh products are sheets of often man-made plastic materials that permanently remain in your body. These products can support the repaired area and affected organ(s) and help to relieve your symptoms.

Tissue-Based Grafts

These are derived from human or animal tissue. Tissue-based grafts typically allow cells to grow into the product, leading to integration of the graft into the surrounding tissues or replacement of the graft with the patient’s own tissue. MatriStem Pelvic Floor Matrix is a tissue-based graft.

Your doctor will be able to provide more information about types of surgery performed for prolapse and the different types of repair materials available.