Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

By Riva Preil June marks Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month.  Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a descent of the uterus, bladder, and/or rectum.  It is often associated with stress urinary incontinence or bowel dysfunction.  Patients often report a feeling of fullness in the vagina or the feeling of a tampon falling out. Multiple factors affect …

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Prolapse Particulars, Part II

By Riva Preil Mild prolapse may be asymptomatic, and POP may only first become noticeable at later stages of the dysfunction.  The signs and symptoms of bladder or urethral prolapse include urinary incontinence, urgency (sudden strong urge to urinate), urinary frequency (voiding more frequently than normal, generally assumed to be more than 8x/day).  It may …

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Prolapse Particulars, Part I

A few more words about Pelvic Organ Prolapse, from Riva Preil. June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), descent of any of the pelvic floor organs, is one of the most common indications for gynecological surgery.  Usually, the organs in the pelvic floor (bladder, uterus, and rectum) are held in their …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

Pelvic organ prolapse in women is when a pelvic organ drops from its regular placement in the body and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This is not uncommon in women nor is it necessarily untreatable or progressive. The most common type of pelvic organ prolapse occurs with the bladder, though it can also …

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