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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2019 Sep;46(3):527-540. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2019.04.010.

Pelvic Floor Disorders.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA. Electronic address: Meadow.Good@jax.ufl.edu.
2
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Surgery, University of Massachusetts-Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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.

KEYWORDS:

Pelvic floor disorders; Pelvic organ prolapse; Urinary incontinence

PMID:
31378293
DOI:
10.1016/j.ogc.2019.04.010

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