FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in Women

The surgical mesh is typically used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and incontinence, but reported side effects have included permanent incontinence, severe discomfort and an inability to have sex.

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Time to Talk About Urinary and Fecal Leakage

Women will talk about almost anything but often are embarrassed to talk about loss of bowel control. Talking about urinary and fecal leakage can help more women get early diagnosis for pelvic organ prolapse, or POP.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: All Symptoms Matter

Women with pelvic organ prolapse may have some symptoms considered "typical," but each woman's experience is unique, and it's important to speak out about your experience.

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Time to Chat About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP, is too often brushed aside by health care professionals. It's up to women to communicate the severity of their symptoms and the problems they cause.

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How Running Can Contribute to Incontinence and Prolapse

Running—whether jogging or marathon running—can cause a downward pressure on women's pelvic cavities that can lead to urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

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Time to Bring Pelvic Organ Prolapse Out of the Closet

Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health condition, yet too often it is confused with irritable bowel syndrome and is not properly diagnosed or treated.

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How to Handle Coughing When You Have Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Cold and flu season can present special problems for women with pelvic organ prolapse. Women with POP often experience leakage when they cough or sneeze. Try this tip.


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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when one or more organs in your pelvis—your uterus, vagina, urethra, bladder or rectum—shifts downward and bulges into or even out of your vaginal canal. READ MORE

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