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Urogynaecology: Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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Urogynaecology: Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What are urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse?

Urinary incontinence refers to the unintentional leakage of urine, which can occur due to weakened pelvic floor muscles or problems with the nerves controlling the bladder.

 

Pelvic organ prolapse, on the other hand, happens when the organs in the pelvic region, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, drop or press against the vaginal walls.

What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse?

The symptoms of urinary incontinence include the involuntary release of urine during coughing, sneezing, or physical activity, a sudden and strong urge to urinate, and frequently needing to visit the bathroom.

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse may include a sensation of pressure or fullness in the pelvic area, a bulge or protrusion felt in the vagina, discomfort during sexual intercourse, and problems with urination or bowel movements.

How to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse?

Treatment options for urinary incontinence may include pelvic floor muscle exercises (Kegel exercises), lifestyle modifications, bladder training, medications, or surgical procedures, depending on the severity and underlying cause.

For pelvic organ prolapse, treatment options may include pelvic floor exercises, the use of a pessary (a supportive device placed in the vagina), hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, or surgical intervention.

It's important to consult with your doctor who can assess your specific situation and recommend the most appropriate treatment options.

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