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Talk to a Doctor About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Many women are understandably reluctant to talk to their doctors about pelvic organ prolapse (POP), sometimes known as "dropped bladder." In fact, many women don’t realize pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common, treatable condition – and not just a natural part of aging they have to accept.

Not all doctors treat symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse regularly, so you may need to find a specially trained doctor in your area to discuss specific treatment options. Find a doctor familiar with GYNECARE® products who can provide treatment.

GYNECARE PROLIFT® Pelvic Floor Repair System offers promising results for many women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse.1

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Get the conversation started today. Based on your condition, there are questions you might want to ask your doctor or surgeon. The following questions are designed to help you find out more information about your particular condition and the kinds of treatment that may be right for you. The more informed you are, the more comfortable you'll be with the decision you, your family, and your doctor make together.

  1. If I have the sensation that something is "falling out," could this be a sign of prolapse?
  2. What course of treatment do you recommend for me?
  3. Can I do anything to strengthen the pelvic muscles?
  4. What factors contribute to prolapse?
  5. Am I a candidate for treatment with GYNECARE PROLIFT® Pelvic Floor Repair System?
  6. Will treatment affect my ability to have children?
  7. What are the risks associated with GYNECARE PROLIFT®?
  8. How soon after treatment can I resume my regular activities?
  9. May I talk to one of your patients who has been treated with GYNECARE PROLIFT®?
  10. Can you take care of this problem or can you refer me to a doctor specializing in treating pelvic organ prolapse?
  11. If I need a hysterectomy, is there a minimally invasive option?

Click here to print these questions to ask your doctor (2.5 MB)



Remember to learn all you can, and ask questions about the issues that are most important to you. This is the best way to feel confident that you are making the best decision possible. For added support, consider bringing a friend who can ask the questions you feel embarrassed about or may forget to ask.

References:
1. Sikirica V, et al; Treatment outcomes of the Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System: A systematic literature review. International Urogynecolgy Journal. 2009 (20;3) s260.

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