Title

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Author Department

Ob/Gyn

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

9-2019

Abstract

Pelvic floor disorders commonly affect women and may cause distress and difficulty with daily functions and self-image. Urinary incontinence may present as stress incontinence, urgency incontinence, or in some combination (mixed incontinence). Symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the patient is bothered by the sensation of a herniation of the pelvic organs through the vagina. Although POP is often distressing and embarrassing, it is not considered life-threatening unless the patient cannot urinate or defecate. There are numerous ways to treat these conditions, including conservative (including observation), medical, and surgical management.

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