Pelvic Organ Prolapse Case Study: Lisa (02:41)
Dr. Peter Salgo introduces the expert panel. Lisa, a 44-year-old woman, does not tell her doctor about pelvic difficulties and pain during intercourse. Experts discuss patient reluctance to share information.
Two Years Later (02:13)
Lisa has been feeling lower back pain, pelvic pulling, and sees something in her vaginal area. Experts explain pelvic organ placement and prolapse.
Typical Patient Story (02:22)
Sherrie Palm describes her experience with pelvic organ prolapse. Patients often notice a bulge and are concerned about cancer.
What Causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse? (02:08)
There seems to be a biological predisposition for pelvic prolapse. Experts debate childbirth as a risk factor and discuss other risk factors.
Muscle Coordination (01:23)
Experts discuss kegel exercises and posture in relation to pelvic organ prolapse.
Different Types of Prolapse (01:45)
Lisa has a prolapsed cystocele. Experts discuss the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and the most common complaint. Sherrie Palm had three types of prolapse. She discusses her symptoms.
Vaginal Birth & Prolapse (01:54)
Though panelists don't claim to know, research indicates that cesarean section may decrease the chance of pelvic organ prolapse. Experts debate the age that pelvic prolapse tends to occur.
Suffering in Silence (02:28)
Experts discuss why many women only learn about pelvic organ prolapse after they have been diagnosed with it. Dr. Peter Salgo summarizes the discussion thus far.
Cystocele Treatment (02:42)
Experts discuss what will happen during Lisa's appointment with an urogynecologist and cystocele treatment options. Sherrie Palm discusses her treatment.
Two Years Later (01:37)
After trying the pessary, Lisa wants surgery for cystocele. Experts discuss surgery success rates. Dr. Peter Salgo summarizes the discussion thus far.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Therapy (03:52)
Lisa's surgery for pelvic organ prolapse did not correct all of the problems she was experiencing. Experts discuss why this may occur and provide tips for future health care.
Credits: Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (00:56)
Credits: Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care
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