Prolapse Info

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How Not to Freak Out About Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Remember, it is common. By age 80, more than 1 in 10 women have had surgery. Many more have the condition without needing surgical intervention.
Remember, you live in a golden age of medicine. In the 16th century, women used pessaries made up of sponge bound by twine, sealed with wax and dipped in butter. Today, they are made of rubber, plastic, or silicone and are custom fit to your anatomy.
Remember, if you need surgery, your surgeons actually understand female anatomy and don’t believe your womb is a wandering animal.
Remember, you won’t definitely need surgery. You can learn how to contract your pelvic floor muscles and exercise appropriately.
Remember, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Your body cannot make you feel ashamed or embarrassed without your brain’s consent.” Okay, no she didn’t, but I bet she would have agreed.