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.
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.
There are many reasons why women today are turning to natural options to help treat their pelvic organ prolapse. One popular non-invasive treatment is pelvic organ prolapse exercises. Many physiotherapists recommend prolapse exercises both to prevent and manage the condition, however, correct technique is crucial and must be carefully practiced in order to see results and avoid further harm on your pelvic floor. Keep reading to find out what you need to know before starting prolapse exercises.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) can have a huge impact on your quality of life. If you are suffering from this condition, you’re not alone — about 1 in 4 women struggle with POP.1 Fortunately, there are treatment available to help you manage the side-effects. The first step to reclaiming your life from POP is to make an appointment with a doctor. You may be worried about discussing this problem, so please stick with us and we will walk you through your first doctor’s visit.
Deciding on a medical prolapse treatment can be scary, intimidating, and overwhelming. While it may not seem like it, you are not alone in going through this situation. It is important to give each option adequate consideration before making a final decision, so we've created this in-depth comparison of the two most common treatments that doctors suggest: pessaries and surgery. Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of each as well as a new non-invasive treatment option you may have not heard about.
Life post-hysterectomy can come with many changes, both physical and emotional. While common hysterectomy side effects are quite well-known, a lesser known issue is a condition called pelvic organ prolapse. The evidence for prolapse as a direct result of hysterectomy is not conclusive, but several studies have been performed to measure the connection between the two.
In this article we cover how often post-hysterectomy prolapse occurs, common symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage prolapse after a hysterectomy.