Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What is the difference between pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence, or do all patients with pelvic organ prolapse have incontinence?

Dr. William Rush talks about the difference between pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Incontinence is a symptom of a health condition, while pelvic organ prolapse is the health condition itself that can cause incontinence, according to the according to the National Association for ContinenceOff Site Icon.

Not all pelvic organ prolapse patients experience incontinence, although it is a common symptom of the disorder, according to the National Women’s Health Resource CenterOff Site Icon.

For more information about pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence, talk to your doctor.

Learn more:

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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