Gynecologic Health

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What are the treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse?

Dr. William Rush talks about the treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

There are a number of ways that pelvic organ prolapse can be treated, depending on the patient’s diagnosis. Many cases of pelvic organ prolapse are minor and can be treated through non-surgical methods, according to the International Urogynecological AssociationOff Site Icon. Non-surgical options can include specialized exercises and the use of a pessary, an inserted device that helps to support the pelvic floor, according to the IUGA.

In acute cases of pelvic organ prolapse, surgical options may be necessary, according to the Food and Drug AdministrationOff Site Icon. Surgical methods are usually recommended for women who are experiencing profound discomfort, and whose condition significantly impacts their day-to-day life, according to the FDA.

For more information about treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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