What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a medical condition that occurs when the muscles holding a woman's pelvic organs in place (bladder, bowels, etc.) begin to fail, allowing the organs to descend and press against other pelvic organs. This condition is painful and can lead to stress urinary incontinence.
- Symptoms of POP
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Pain or pressure in the lower back
- Pain in the pelvic area or leg
- Psychological and emotional stress
- Urinary stress incontinence
- Difficulty urinating
What are the treatment options for POP?
POP is treatable by reconstruction surgery. Other invasive treatments are available as well, including transvaginal mesh. While transvaginal mesh products may or may not be able to treat POP, they are also linked to a variety of serious side effects. In fact, thousands of women have suffered the painful and devastating complications associated with mesh implants. If you are one of them, you may be entitled to money for your suffering.
Like POP, stress urinary incontinence occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor become weak. Many times, women experience stress urinary incontinence and POP following menopause, a hysterectomy, or childbirth. Decreased estrogen levels can weaken the pelvic muscles as well. Mild cases of stress urinary incontinence can be treated through Kegel exercises and dietary changes.
Transvaginal mesh has been prescribed by doctors to thousands of women for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and POP. If you or someone you love is suffering because of a surgical mesh implant, you may have the right to recover medical and noneconomic damages through a product liability lawsuit.
To learn more, contact The Daspit Law Firm today.