There is no question that this is a problem which, according to my pelvic floor PT is growing in the population both men and women. As I went through all of the appointments and tests for this, I became more comfortable with the idea of prolapse. The specialists I saw for this problem are well-trained in what they are doing, see this problem all of the time, and know what to do to help improve quality of life. They will work with you and give options if you wish to treat your problem with or without surgery.
I went to a colorectal surgeon and a urogynecologist last summer and went through quite a battery of testing and examinations. They found that I have a rare condition called a perineocele, a moderate rectocele, bladder prolapse grade II, and painful bladder syndrome which I only have 1-2 times a year feeling like a UTI with a negative urinalysis. I have to find out what the trigger is for the bladder syndrome when I have symptoms. Their opinions on these issues were that this was caused primarily by vaginal childbirth.
I chose nonsurgical treatment since I was told the rectocele surgery may only last for 10 years, and I am 64 years old with several women in my family having prolapse living into their 90’s. The nonsurgical treatment regimen includes high fiber diet, plenty of liquids, daily pelvic floor exercises (with a pelvic floor physical therapist in the beginning so you don’t load your pelvic floor,) and keeping active in order to lose and maintain weight. (Walking is good.) I also ride a bicycle with a noseless bike seat. Kegel exercises and core abdominal strengthening exercises are very helpful for prolapse issues and I would recommend these for anyone who is having incontinence. Nobody knows throughout your day whether or not you or doing a Kegel or not!