In April 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered that all makers of vaginal mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop producing and distributing this product immediately. Every year, thousands of women undergo surgery to repair their pelvic floor. However, the FDA has judged that makers of these devices "have not demonstrated reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness." Therefore, the FDA is taking action to protect the health of these women across the United States.
Prolapse Health Blog
Prolapse of the bladder is the most common type of pelvic organ prolapse. It is a condition where the bladder falls down into the vagina causing pain, urinary problems and other complications. It should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible as leaving it alone will most likely worsen the condition.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals across the US postponed non-urgent appointments and surgeries based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Surgeon General. This is an effort to help reduce the spread of the virus while reserving hospital resources for Coronavirus patients. Unfortunately, non-urgent or elective appointments and surgeries includes ones for pelvic organ prolapse.
For many people even the thought of surgery is scary enough let alone the action of going through it. It is a big decision that requires careful consideration between the patient and doctor. Both parties have the responsibility to weigh out all the factors and possibilities to decide what is the best next step to take.
Pessaries are commonly used to treat pelvic organ prolapse symptoms, but are they for everyone? Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of pessary use and how those who feel uncomfortable with pessaries can still feel prolapse relief.