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  1. Vaginal Pessaries

    A vaginal pessary is a removable device placed into the vagina. It is designed to support areas of pelvic organ prolapse.There are a variety of pessaries available, made of rubber, plastic, or silicone - based material. Among common types of pessaries are the inflatable, the doughnut, and the Gellhorn.Your health professional will fit your pessary to hold the pelvic organs in position without ...

  2. Anticholinergics for Urinary Incontinence in Spinal Cord Injuries

    Drug details for Anticholinergics for urinary incontinence in spinal cord injuries.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Medications

    While taking or applying the hormone estrogen will not cure an existing pelvic organ prolapse, it is sometimes prescribed for women during menopause to preserve or strengthen the tissues of the pelvis, which may help prevent prolapse.

  6. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

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

  7. Repair of Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele) or Urethra Prolapse (Urethrocele)

    Two common forms of pelvic organ prolapse are bladder prolapse (cystocele) and urethral prolapse (urethrocele).

  8. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Symptoms

    Although many women who have pelvic organ prolapse do not have symptoms, the most common and bothersome symptom is bulging of the uterus or other organs into the vagina.

  9. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Treatment Overview

    Many women who have pelvic organ prolapse do not have symptoms and do not require treatment. If your symptoms are bothersome, you may want to consider treatment.

  10. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Exams and Tests

    A prolapse of a pelvic organ is sometimes difficult to diagnose. Pelvic organ prolapse that does not cause symptoms is often discovered during a routine examination. You may be aware that there is a problem but be unsure of the exact location or cause. If

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