What to do when your insides starts to fall down and in worst cases out!
Around 50% of women will have exprienced some kind of prolapse by the time they reach 50.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a life change conditionwhich if not treated can cause total and utter misery for those who suffer with pelvic organ prolapse. In many cases women are unaware they have pelvic organ prolapse until its too late.
Most doctors will offer surgery if the prolapse is sever but for those who have a lighter grade of prolapse do you they get offered any solution other than ‘do your pelvic floor exercises’ or ‘kegel exercises’.
Physiotherapists carry out an amazing job in getting not only women back on track but helping build that lost confidence so many encounter during their struggle with coming to terms with pelvic organ prolapse.
Those who have understanding partners are lucky, there are many women who are too ashamed or simple can’t talk to their partners for one reason or another.
Many women encounter the odd urinary incontinence moment and thanks to several companies and organisations raising the awareness about this problem, women are becoming braver to speak about it on a personal level. Very little is known about pelvic organ prolapse, nobody speaks about it so the end result is misery and/or surgery.
There has been a lot spoken about the mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and the FDA are starting to take note about the importance of how important it is to get right.
Take a moment to listen to Sherrie Palms interview http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realwomenonhealth/2011/08/24/pelvic-organ-prolapse-news
This amazing woman not only speaks from personal exeprience but is able to speak out for those millions of voiceless women.
Pelvic Organ Prolpase the silent epidemic is well worth the read.
If you are a doctor treating women with POP I would love to hear from you. Many women who finally build up the courage to speak to a doctor come away feeling baffled with the science and are not wiser about their personal condition.
Some of the comments we have been hearing from women are quite disturbing.
“My doctor told me, there isn’t anything further I can suggest other than lose the weight” She wasn’t offered a pessarywhich could have at least supported the prolapse whilst she was losing weight.
“Mrs X lets face it, you are at an age where you won’t have sex so being loose down there isn’t going to make a difference”.
“Keep doing the pelvic floor exercises” The patient had a grade 3 prolapse, please could someone tell me how can they do the pelvic floor exercises if they have NO muscle tone at all?
“Go see which pessary you want and I will fit it for you”
These comments aren’t meant to slander anyone, they are purley there to demonstrate how upset women are when leaving their doctor after hearing these comments. There are many amazing doctors who are 100% committed to ensuring their patient receives the best treatment.
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse do you have it? (via Woman’s World) (wales4u.wordpress.com)
- Find out more about pelvic organ prolapse (via Woman’s World) (pelvicfloor.wordpress.com)