Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is not an American women's health concern, POP is a global women's health pandemic - Sherrie Palm
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Health, Help, Hope, and Healing
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has been on medical record for nearly 4000 years, dating back to the Kahun Gynaecologic Papyrus circa 1835 B.C., yet remains shrouded in stigmatized silence because of embarrassing symptoms. Women in every country around the world experience POP, yet seldom understand what is occurring in their bodies. Women are seldom informed about POP prior to diagnosis with it. It's long past time to talk out loud about POP.
The pubococcygeus muscles (PC) are a trampoline-like set of muscles that sit at the base of the abdominal cavity, supporting the organs and structural tissues above them. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the PC muscles weaken and/or become damaged…
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Prolapse: Uterine and vaginal
There are many types of prolapse, which differ according to which organ is affected. When the walls of the vagina become lax, the organs that they should be supporting bulge into the vagina, creating the sensation of a lump hanging down. The uterus is supported at the top of the vagina, and when the ligaments in this wall loosen, the uterus bulges downward. This condition is called uterine prolapse. Other types of prolapse include prolapse of the bladder into the front wall of the vagina (cystocele), that of the rectum into the back wall (rectocele), and that of the small intestine into the top of the vagina (enterocele). A combination of the last two is known as a recto-enterocele.
Uterine And Bladder Prolapse
The uterus and the bladder are held in their normal positions just above the inside end of the vagina by a "hammock" made up of supportive muscles and ligaments. Wear and tear on these supportive structures in the pelvis can allow the bottom of the uterus, the floor of the bladder or both to sag through the muscle and ligament layers. When this occurs, the uterus or bladder can create a bulge into the vagina. In severe cases, it is possible for the sagging uterus or bladder to work its way down far enough that the bulge can appear at the vagina's opening or even protrude from the opening.
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Health, Help, Hope, and Healing
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has been on medical record for nearly 4000 years, dating back to the Kahun Gynaecologic Papyrus circa 1835 B.C., yet remains shrouded in stigmatized silence because of embarrassing symptoms.
Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support
APOPS mission is to advance global pelvic organ prolapse awareness, guidance, and support, and to innovate universal POP healthcare, education, and research.
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Our Bodies Ourselves
There are a range of treatment options available for prolapse. The most appropriate treatment will depend upon the type of prolapse, its severity, your age, the state of your health, and whether you plan on getting pregnant.
Pelvic organ prolapse happens when the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs (the uterus, bladder, or rectum) become weak or loose. This allows one or more of the pelvic organs to drop or press into or out of the vagina. Many women are embarrassed to talk to their doctor about their symptoms or think that their symptoms are normal. But pelvic organ prolapse is treatable.
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Last Updated : Saturday, June 25, 2022