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Who are the best candidates for pelvic organ prolapse surgery?

The best candidates for pelvic organ prolapse surgery are women who want definite treatment, are very active, cannot tolerate a pessary or feel the condition really affects their quality of life. There are also other options to manage symptoms.

The best candidates for pelvic organ prolapse surgery are women whose prolapse bothers them or impacts their quality of life. The more that the prolapse bothers a woman or impacts her quality of life the better a candidate she is for surgery. While most women develop prolapse, many women are not significantly bothered by it. It is very hard to make something that isn’t bothersome better, and all surgery has some risks.

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