Dr. Eilber describes a prolapse.
For women who have prolapse, that’s just a general term for any pelvic organ that herniates into the vaginal canal. So a cystocele is when a bladder is prolapsing or a fallen bladder. Rectocele is when the rectum is pushing into the vaginal canal. Typical symptoms would be a woman describing the need to put her fingers inside the vaginal canal and push on the back wall in order to facilitate her bowel movements.
The uterus and cervix can also prolapse, and many women will complain of feeling fullness or a heaviness in the pelvic area which typically is worse at the end of the day and better first thing in the morning because she has been laying on her back most of the evening.
About Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D.:
Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D., is one of the few board certified female urologists in the Los Angeles area that is fellowship trained in the treatment of incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and female pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Eilber received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed a urology residency and fellowship also at UCLA.
Following fellowship training, Dr. Eilber joined the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment and treating male incontinence after prostatectomy. Since returning to California, her practice is focused on vaginal reconstruction and the treatment of both men and women for incontinence and voiding dysfunction.