Although not all women with prolapse have symptoms or require treatment, if symptoms persist, treatment may be considered. Treatment decisions should take into account which organs are affected, the severity of the symptoms and whether other medical conditions are present. Other important factors to consider are age and sexual activity. Many women are able to reverse some prolapse symptoms with nonsurgical treatment, which may include making lifestyle changes, specific exercises, and/or using a removable device called a pessary that is placed into the vagina to support areas of prolapse.
If the prolapse persists in causing more complex anatomical problems, pain or interfering with sexual activity, surgery may be considered. Surgical options help prolapsed organs to achieve a more normal anatomical position, strengthening structures around the prolapsed area for a better support.