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  1. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Health Tools

    An interactive health tool about whether to have surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.

  2. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Home Treatment

    Home treatment can relieve the discomfort of pelvic organ prolapse. It can also help to keep prolapse from getting worse. Do Kegel exercises every day to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis: Start by identifying your pelvic muscles, which y

  3. 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

  4. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - What Increases Your Risk

    Pelvic organ prolapse is often related to stretching and pressure during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. It is rare in women who have never had children. Pelvic organ prolapse most often appears during menopause, as pelvic tissues damaged during childbe

  5. 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.

  6. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Cause

    Learn what causes pelvic organ prolapse.

  7. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Treatment Overview

    There are several possible treatments for urinary incontinence. The best treatment depends on the cause of your incontinence and your personal preferences.

  8. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Other Treatment

    Changes in habits (behavioral methods) and exercise are often used first to treat urinary incontinence because they do not involve surgery, have no serious side effects, can be done at home, and do not limit future treatment options.

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

    Sometimes several factors combine to cause urinary incontinence.

  10. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Surgery

    There are several different kinds of surgeries to correct stress urinary incontinence, which results when weakened pelvic floor muscles allow the bladder neck and urethra to drop.

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