Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment News and Information

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a hernia of the pelvic organs to or through the vaginal opening. Pelvic relaxation is a weakness or laxity in the supporting structures of the pelvic region. Bladder, rectal, or uterine tissue may then bulge into the vagina, resulting in pelvic organ prolapse.

According to Harvard Medical School, pelvic organ prolapse was once rarely discussed or recognized, but now become a priority in women’s health. “Today, many primary care physicians and gynecologists routinely screen patients for the symptoms, and the new surgical specialty of urogynecology has arisen to correct prolapse conditions and the urinary incontinence that often results. By age 80, more than 1 in every 10 women will have undergone surgery for prolapse.”

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Teatment News: Research evaluates treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse

(SOURCE: CARE NEW ENGLAND) - Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position in the pelvis. This can have a negative impact on a woman’s overall functioning and quality of life. Two of the most common treatments are surgery or pessary, which is a removable device that helps provide support to the pelvic organs. While ...
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