Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Infographic
Under normal conditions in women, the bladder is held in place by a "hammock" of pelvic muscles and tissue. When these tissues are stretched and/or become weak, the bladder and/or rectum can drop and bulge through this layer and into the vagina. This results in Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). In severe cases, the prolapsed bladder can appear at or even through the opening of the vagina.