Pelvic organ prolapse is when pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus, or rectum falls from their healthy positions and drops down outside of the body through the vaginal opening. The reason why pelvic organs falls out of place is due to weakened pelvic muscles and tissues due to experiences like vaginal childbirth. There are different types of pelvic oran prolapse that occurs. Depending on the type of prolapse that you are diagnosed with, the treatment may differ.
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A pessary is a prosthetic medical device that is inserted into the vagina in order to prevent prolapsed organs from sinking down further. As the prolapse worsens, you may experience painful symptoms like abdominal discomfort and urinary incontinence.
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 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.