Pelvic Organ Prolapse awareness month for June


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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness is the Month of June

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One womans journey and a whole lot of help for those who have pelvic organ prolapse

One womans journey and a whole lot of help for those who have pelvic organ prolapse

Helping raise the awareness of pelvic organ prolapse will help educate those who need to know what to do when they do find ‘bits falling outside of their bodies’.

Thousands of women are either too ashamed or simply don’t know what is happening to them. Pelvic organ prolapse happens for many reasons and over 50% of women experience this especially after giving birth.

One of the most common feelings is that you feel you are sitting on a tennis ball.

There are methods to help and prevent pelvic organ prolapse and with your help of passing this message along we can help those who need it.

Mothers, speak to your daughters (not always an easy subject) about it if you have experienced pelvic floor dysfunction. Chances are that if you have it so will…

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La fistule obstétricale est réparable !


Originally posted on Françoise Soros's Blog:

Plus de deux millions de femmes souffrent de fistules obstétricales en Afrique, en Asie et au Moyen-Orient. 

La fistule obstétricale est la constitution d’une communication anormale (une fistule) entre la vessie et le vagin (fistule vésico-vaginale) ou entre la vessie et le rectum (fistule vésico-rectale) survenant à la suite d’une grossesse compliquée et  pendant un accouchement prolongé, dû à l’obstruction de la voie de délivrance et lorsque la femme n’obtient pas la césarienne jugée nécessaire dans un tel cas. 

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Capture écran : Global Fistula Map

Les femmes, qui présentent cette affection évitable, souffrent d’une incontinence urinaire permanente qui peut être à l’origine d’infections cutanées, de troubles rénaux, voire de décès en l’absence de traitement et développer au sein de la famille et de la communauté une stigmatisation qui contraint les femmes souffrant de cette affection  à se cacher.

La fistule obstétricale peut être évitée. Pour cela, il suffirait, selon l’Organisation…

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Pessaries and pelvic organ prolapse – The history


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The history of the pessary

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Pessaries and pelvic organ prolapse – The history

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PES.SA.RY (/ˈpesərē/)

The word pessary comes from the Greek word pesos and the Latin word pessarium meaning oval stone.

Pessaries have been around hundreds of years to treat symptoms as a treatment for menstrual problems, dysmenorrhea, incompetent cervix, infertility, uterovaginal prolapse and displacement of the uterus and treatment of women who showed symptoms of a pelvic organ prolapse has been around for thousands of years.

The earliest text found to be on obstetrics and gynaecology is that of Soranus of Ephesus a Greek physician (A.D. 98-138), which can be found in the ‘Bibliothèque Royale’ in Paris. Soranus had observed and reviewed a number of techniques used for management of uterovaginal prolapse during the Hippocratic era.

Soranus challenged and criticized treatments involving suspending the patient upside down by her feet from a moving frame which moved rapidly up and down for a few…

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Pelvic floor dysfunction in women before their first pregnancy


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Credit: Lead women’s health physiotherapist Mary O’Dwyer newsletter

A high rate of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in nulliparous women with clinically significant symptoms and associated bother has been reported in a cross sectional study (part of the SCOPE study) in Ireland.

A total of 1484 women completed the validated Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire at 15 weeks gestation. Urinary dysfunction was present in 61%, faecal dysfunction in 41%, prolapse in 5% and sexual dysfunction in 41%. The dysfunction was perceived as bothersome by 37%.

In the urinary section, 61% of participants reported at least one primary symptom and 35% showed clinically significant symptoms. In those who reported urinary incontinence (UI), stress urinary incontinence was present in 50%, urge urinary incontinence alone in 20% and mixed urinary incontinence in 30%. The overall prevalence of UI in this study was 24%.

In the faecal dysfunction (FD) section, 41% of all women…

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Pelvic floor stimulators


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pelvic floor stimulators

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Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can have a significant physical, social and psychological for many women. There are a number of solutions in the management of these problems.

The process of urination and its control depend on an intact neuromuscular system. The bladder is made up of smooth muscle – the detrusor muscle, while the urethra has smooth muscles with a band of striated muscle. Both the somatic and autonomic nervous systems provide innervation to these muscles. The bladder muscle must contract while the urethral sphincter relaxes during urination. It works best when the two are coordinated. The pelvic floor musculature consists of striated muscle fibres innervated by the pudendal nerve. By supporting the bladder and helping to lengthen the urethra, the pelvic floor muscles assist the passage of urine and its control.

Electrical stimulation is a modality that physiotherapists use to treat a variety of conditions. Electrical stimulation…

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Incontinence urinaire chez les femmes sportives


Originally posted on Françoise Soros's Blog:

Les tabous ont la vie dure , surtout chez les femmes sportives de haut niveau, plongées dans un univers de tradition masculine, tournées vers la performance . Elles sont loin d’exprimer à leurs soignants (pas toujours prêts à leur écoute) ces fuites déshonorantes.
Il en est de même pour les femmes pratiquant un “sport de loisir” comme le démontre l’étude ci-dessous.

Un petit sondage en fin d’article vous attend. Merci de prendre quelques minutes de votre temps, pour y répondre

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Une étude épidémiologique (1) à propos de 100 cas faite par le Service d’urologie du Centre Hospitalier de Mons (Belgique) est fort instructive sur l’incontinence urinaire chez les personnes sportives.

L’analyse épidémiologique de l’incontinence urinaire, réalisée chez cent femmes pratiquant un “sport loisir” à raison de 1 à 2 fois par semaine et non dans le cadre d’une compétition , a révélé :
Une fréquence extrêmement élevée de…

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Pessary for pelvic organ prolapse


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Following the success of the forum around education for pessary use in the management of pelvic organ prolapse, Gaynor Morgan CEO of C&G Medicare Ltd has set up a website to help those who seek information. www.incostress.com

Pessary pick of the month is a helpful educational tool to keep patients and doctors updated about the latest information around pessaries and their uses. Have a look at the full slide show for pessaries here.

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Pessaries have been around for centuries and their development has taken to different shapes and materials used, but the end result is the same, pessaries are there to suppor the pelvic organ prolapse. It will not cure a pelvic organ prolapse but it will help offer a better quality of life to the user.

Pessaries are used to treat cycstoceles, rectoceles,urtheroceles,enteroceles, uterine prolapse and vaginal vault.

Gaynor Morgan heads up APOPS Europe (Association for pelvic…

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Pessary for pelvic organ prolapse


Originally posted on Healthy Solutions:

Following the success of the forum around education for pessary use in the management of pelvic organ prolapse, Gaynor Morgan CEO of C&G Medicare Ltd has set up a website to help those who seek information. www.incostress.com

Pessary pick of the month is a helpful educational tool to keep patients and doctors updated about the latest information around pessaries and their uses. Have a look at the full slide show for pessaries here.

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Pessaries have been around for centuries and their development has taken to different shapes and materials used, but the end result is the same, pessaries are there to suppor the pelvic organ prolapse. It will not cure a pelvic organ prolapse but it will help offer a better quality of life to the user.

Pessaries are used to treat cycstoceles, rectoceles,urtheroceles,enteroceles, uterine prolapse and vaginal vault.

Gaynor Morgan heads up APOPS Europe (Association for pelvic…

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Endometriosis- Symptoms & Treatment


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Great read about Endometriosis

Originally posted on Robotic Gynaecology and IVF Australia:

Endometriosis is a common disease found among women these days. It can strike a woman of any age or race. It is estimated that most of the women have this disease at childbearing age. Some of them who suffer it; may have severe pelvic pain and others have no symptoms. There is nothing about endometriosis that is simple and also there are no absolute cures. The disease can affect a woman’s entire existence – her ability to work, to reproduce and her relations with her mate, her child & everyone around her.

Symptoms: Most commonly, the symptoms of this disease start years after menstrual periods begin. Then, the symptoms tend to gradually increase as the endometriosis areas augment in size. After menopause, the abnormal implants shrink away and the symptoms subside. The most common symptom is period’s pain, especially excessive menstrual cramps which may be felt in the abdomen…

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The Cramer Pessary for Stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.


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Pessaries can play an important part in getting back a reasonable quality of life if you happen to suffer with stress incontinence (SUI)  and/or pelvic organ prolapse.

Today, pessary expert and advocate for women who suffer stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse Gaynor Morgan speaks about the Cramer Pessary.

Gaynor Morgan works with medical professionals and leading retailers all over Europe to help raise the awareness about the importance of getting incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse issues to the forefront and pushing for more education about these subjects.

Over 45% of women worldwide suffer with some type of pelvic organ prolapse and/ or incontinence. The World Health Organisation had deemed this as an epidemic that needs addressing.

Gaynor heads up the European side of the non profit organisation, APOPS – Association for pelvic organ prolapse support founded by award winning author of the book: Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic…

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