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Genital prolapse 

Genital prolapse
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Genital prolapse
Author(s):

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0069
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date: 26 February 2020

Pelvic organ prolapse is defined as the descent of the pelvic organs into the vagina, often accompanied by urinary, bowel, sexual, or local pelvic symptoms. This chapter covers the impact on quality of life, genetic predisposition associated with prolapse, correlation of symptoms with anatomical changes during clinical assessment, lifestyle modification as an important part of treatment, and careful patient selection and counselling prior to surgery to minimize recurrence.

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