Bladder: A muscular organ in which urine is stored.
Cervix: The lower, narrow end of the uterus, which protrudes into the vagina.
Cesarean Delivery: Delivery of a baby through incisions made in the mother’s abdomen and uterus.
Cystocele: Bulging of the bladder into the vagina.
Diuretic: A drug given to increase the production of urine.
Enterocele: Bulging of the small intestine into the upper part of the vagina.
Fascia: Tissue that supports the organs and muscles of the body.
Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus.
Incontinence: Inability to control bodily functions such as urination.
Laxative: A product that is used to empty the bowels.
Pelvic Floor: A muscular membrane at the base of the abdomen attached to the pelvis.
Pessary: A device inserted into the vagina to support sagging organs.
Rectocele: Bulging of the rectum into the vaginal wall.
Rectum: The last part of the digestive tract.
Urethra: A tube-like structure through which urine flows from the bladder to the outside of the body.
Urethrocele: Protrusion of the urethra into the vaginal wall.
Uterine Prolapse: Sagging of the uterus into the vagina.
Uterus: A muscular organ located in the female pelvis that contains and nourishes the developing fetus during pregnancy.
Vagina: A tube-like structure surrounded by muscles leading from the uterus to the outside of the body.
Vaginal Vault Prolapse: Bulging of the top of the vagina into the lower vagina or outside the opening of the vagina.