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How is pelvic organ prolapse treated?

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Treatment of pelvic organ prolapse depends on how severe the symptoms are. Treatment can include a variety of therapies, including:

  • Behavioral treatments, such as doing Kegel exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
  • Mechanical treatments, such as putting a small, plastic device called a pessary into the vagina to support drooping organs
  • Surgical treatment to repair the affected tissue or organ or remove the organ (such as removal of the uterus by hysterectomy)

From: Pelvic Organ Prolapse WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: WebMD Health Guide: "Pelvic Organ Prolapse." Magee-Womens Research Institute Center for Research in Women's Bladder & Pelvic Health, Pittsburgh, Pa: "Pelvic Organ Prolapse." National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Child Health & Human Development: "Research on Gynecological Disorders."  National Association for Continence: "Pelvic Organ Prolapse."



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 29, 2019

SOURCES: WebMD Health Guide: "Pelvic Organ Prolapse." Magee-Womens Research Institute Center for Research in Women's Bladder & Pelvic Health, Pittsburgh, Pa: "Pelvic Organ Prolapse." National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Child Health & Human Development: "Research on Gynecological Disorders."  National Association for Continence: "Pelvic Organ Prolapse."



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 29, 2019

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