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Mechanical devices in pelvic organ prolapsed

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Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Raja AM, Seema SR
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(3):643- 647 |  | DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.3.046

ABSTRACT

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition, up to 50% of women will have some degree of prolapse and many are asymptomatic. The pessaries are intended to decrease the symptoms of prolapse and are valid options for patients with stress incontinence. Generally pessaries are safe to use. There are two types of pessaries, support type and space occupying type. Ring pessary is very commonly used, as it is easy to insert and remove. Pessaries can make a significant difference in the quality of life of the patients and even can differ surgical management. As the aging population is increasing in developed and developing countries, pessaries can be of considerable help in managing the pelvic organ prolapse.

Keywords: Pelvic organ prolapse; vaginal pessary; Urinary incontinence

 

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