Pelvic relaxation occurs when the supporting ligaments and connective tissues that hold the pelvic structures become weak and cause an organ to protrude into the vaginal canal. Surgery repair can be done through the vagina or abdomen, depending on what structures are affected. Surgery may relieve some, but not all, of the symptoms caused by pelvic relaxation. The doctor has to use the already weakened tissues, ligaments, and muscles to improve your pelvic support. The factors that caused the relaxation can cause it to occur again.
Some types of pelvic relaxation problems:
- Cystocele – bladder
- Enterocele – small intestine
- Rectocele – rectum
- Urethrocele – urethra
- Uterine prolapse – uterus
- Vaginal vault prolapse – vagina