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Is pelvic organ prolapse serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Though often bothersome, pelvic organ prolapse usually is not serious. Some patients do not even have symptoms. It is generally not life-threatening and often can be treated effectively. Potential complications that may be cause for concern in severe cases include the risk of kidney damage or recurrent urinary tract infections if urine flow is blocked and the potential for developing urinary or bowel incontinence.

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