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Uterine/Vaginal Prolapse


The Real Deal Regarding Vaginal Pessaries

May 15, 2017 | Mary South

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So, here’s the deal. Some women with prolapse are bothered by the symptoms but don’t want to have surgery because they don’t want the hassle, the expense (depending on how high their deductible is) or they are scared about possible …


Prolapse and Sex: Yes You Can

December 12, 2016 | Mary South

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I don’t want to brush aside the feelings of vulnerability or embarrassment women with prolapse might have while undressing during intimate moments. Certainly, prolapse has an impact on body image and may make a woman feel less sexy or less …


To Mesh or Not To Mesh Part 1: Mesh and Prolapse

November 7, 2016 | Dr. Janelle Morgan Evans, MS, MD, FACOG

Understanding Mesh
There is a common misperception since the fallout from the 2011 FDA warnings regarding polypropylene mesh products – that all mesh is very risky and can cause serious harm to a large percentage of patients. This change in …


Prolapse and Body Image

October 31, 2016 | Mary South

As an intern in residency, I very clearly recall the first time I saw complete uterine prolapse in the emergency room. A woman came in and stated that she had noticed a bulge getting bigger and bigger and now it …


What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

September 26, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna

The dictionary definition of prolapse is “to slip forward or down,” but pelvic organ prolapse is a broad term that is used to describe a variety of prolapse conditions:

  • Cystocele (bladder/anterior vaginal wall)
  • Enterocele (top of the vagina)
  • Uterine/vaginal (apical

Transvaginal Mesh: An Overview

September 19, 2016 | Mary South

The use of transvaginal mesh for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders has received a great deal of attention in the media over the past several years.  In 2008 (followed by an update in 2011), the FDA issued a public …


Treatment Options for Prolapse

June 3, 2016 | Mary South

Dr. Mary South discusses how surgery is not always required to treat prolapse and the other options that are available. …