1 in 2 Women May Experience Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Have You?
The Life Care Solutions Group discusses the high number of women who will experience pelvic organ prolapse during their lifetime. "
10/01/2013 // TWM // The Life Care Solutions Group
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that affects thirty to fifty percent of women in their lifetime, who may not even be aware of their propensity to develop it. It occurs when pelvic organs drop from their normal position as a result of a weakening of the tissue that holds them in place. This can be caused by a number of factors including:
Some women may also have a genetic predisposition to pelvic organ prolapse or develop the condition as a result of menopause. There is no guarantee of who or when it may strike. This makes it important for all women to stay informed about issues concerning pelvic organ prolapse including the symptoms of it and related safe treatment options. Common symptoms of POP include a vaginal protrusion, pain during sexual intercourse, urinary incontinence, vaginal bleeding, vaginal pain, and other complications that can disrupt the quality of one’s life.
There are multiple types of pelvic organ prolapse that can affect women including cystocele, vaginal vault prolapse, uterine prolapse, and rectocele. Women who experience symptoms of the conditions can discuss the type or types they may have with their trusted medical care provider in addition to treatment options.
Women who have had a transvaginal mesh implant to treat their pelvic organ prolapse may see a worsening of complications after surgery. The FDA has released information concerning the dangers associated with the medical device, which has been the subject of a widespread recall. The Life Care Solutions Group is a resource available for women with questions about the FDA recall on transvaginal mesh devices, or other pelvic organ prolapse related inquiries. Individuals may contact the group at any time for more information on how to receive help for a TVM problem.
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