If you think you might be suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, you are not alone. Studies have shown that anywhere from 20% to as high as 93% of women will have some sort of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime. Not all cases have to be corrected, though, as many women are asymptomatic.
“Treatment for pelvic organ prolapse is directed at improving a patient’s quality of life. I always stress to my patients, ‘you can never do better than ‘No Symptoms’. I have many patients in my practice with some degree of pelvic organ prolapse. However, if they are asymptomatic, we leave it alone.
If a patient is symptomatic AND if her symptoms are sufficiently bothersome for her to desire treatment, then we have an opportunity to improve her quality of life. If not, I will educate her about pelvic organ prolapse and its associated symptomatology and then manage her symptoms expectantly. In doing so, the patient is better prepared should she experience symptoms, and she will know that treatment is available and that she does not simply have to live with the symptoms.”
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