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  1. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Surgery

    If you have pain and discomfort from pelvic organ prolapse that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment and lifestyle changes, you may want to consider surgery.

  2. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

    Learn more about pelvic organ prolapse that often occurs after childbirth.

  3. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - What Happens

    The pelvic organs are kept in place by the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvis (pelvic diaphragm). The vagina of an adult woman is normally a round - topped, muscular tube that supports other pelvic organs.

  4. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Exams and Tests

    To diagnose the cause of your urinary incontinence, your health professional will ask about your medical history and conduct a physical examination, and order tests.

  5. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Sometimes several factors combine to cause urinary incontinence.

  6. Urinary Incontinence in Women - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Stress incontinence: Should I have surgery? ...

  7. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if: You have urinary incontinence that begins suddenly (acute incontinence).

  8. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Cause

    There are different types and causes of urinary incontinence in women.

  9. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Happens

    Urinary incontinence that often appears suddenly and usually clears up when the underlying cause is treated is called temporary incontinence.

  10. Mechanical Devices for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    Mechanical devices may be used to manage different types of urinary incontinence.Stress incontinencePessary: This rubber device is inserted into the upper vagina where it touches the cervix. The pessary presses on the urethra through the vaginal wall and holds up the bladder neck and uterus, if present. It may also pinch the urethra closed to help retain urine in the bladder. It is usually not ...

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