Julie LaCombe, MD, is a urogynecologist at the UVM Medical Center and an assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.

Are you a woman who is experiencing symptoms like low back pain and pressure in your pelvic area?  You could have pelvic organ prolapse, a condition caused by a weakness in the connective tissue of the vaginal walls and the tissues supporting the uterus. While it is not dangerous, it can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life.

In my work at the UVM Medical Center’s Continence Center, I see women every day who suffer needlessly with such symptoms – because they are embarrassed, or tell themselves “I can live with this.”

I want women to know that there is no reason to suffer in silence. Providers at the UVM Medical Center’s Continence Center offer many surgical and non-surgical treatments in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

Current minimally invasive surgical approaches result in less post-operative pain, less blood loss, a decreased risk of infection, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery time.

Our message to women is simple: if you have symptoms, talk to your doctor. And if your doctor suspects that you might have pelvic organ prolapse, come see us at The Continence Center.  Our expert physicians work as a team to improve your quality of life and get you back to doing the things you enjoy doing –  as safely and quickly as possible.

Julie LaCombe, MD, is a urogynecologist at the UVM Medical Center and an assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.

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