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A common condition amongst both young and old women is pelvic organ prolapse. This condition happens when the uterus or vagina gets displaced and drops down. While many women tend to ignore or live with this often disfiguring and uncomfortable condition, it can also lead to other problems including recurring bladder infections, difficulty emptying bowels and have a negative effect on sexual activity. Janet Tomezsko, MD, Urogynecologist at NorthShore, explains the various lines of treatments for prolapse:
According to Dr. Tomezsko, the majority of women can have great improvement with the rehab and non-surgical options. -- With all of the pelvic health conditions we have discussed this week, it is important for women to know that many conservative, non-invasive treatment plans exist for these common and chronic conditions. Did you find the pelvic health information posted this week to be helpful? What other related topics might you be interested in learning more about?