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How can biofeedback therapy help with treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP)?

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Biofeedback therapy combines teaching you how to contract your pelvic muscles with proper breathing techniques and abdominal control. That can help treat your pelvic organ prolapse, when your bladder, uterus, or rectum drop down into or through your vagina.

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Baylor College of Medicine: “Anterior and Posterior Repair (Colporrhaphy),” “Laparoscopic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery,” “Prolapse Surgery.”

International Urogynecological Association: “Sacrospinous fixation/Uterosacral Ligament Suspension,” “Sacrocolpopexy” “Vaginal Repair with Mesh.”

UpToDate: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women: Obliterative Procedures (Colpocleisis).”

FDA press release, January 4, 2016.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Baylor College of Medicine: “Anterior and Posterior Repair (Colporrhaphy),” “Laparoscopic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery,” “Prolapse Surgery.”

International Urogynecological Association: “Sacrospinous fixation/Uterosacral Ligament Suspension,” “Sacrocolpopexy” “Vaginal Repair with Mesh.”

UpToDate: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women: Obliterative Procedures (Colpocleisis).”

FDA press release, January 4, 2016.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 30, 2019

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