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Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;119(4):852-60. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31824c0806.

Nonsurgical management of pelvic organ prolapse.

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Atlantic Health System, Morristown and Summit, NJ, USA. patrick.culligan@atlantichealth.org

Abstract

Although surgical management of symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is common and often necessary, conservative treatments such as pessaries, pelvic floor muscle training, or both can usually result in symptomatic improvement. When treating patients with POP, health care practitioners should focus primarily on identification and alleviation of POP-related symptoms. It is appropriate to offer nonsurgical management to most people with POP. This article reviews the objective and subjective evaluation and nonsurgical management of POP, emphasizing a simple, practical approach to pessary fitting and management.

PMID:
22433350
DOI:
10.1097/AOG.0b013e31824c0806
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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