Complete recovery of severe postpartum genital prolapse after conservative treatment—a case report

  • Zoltan NemethEmail author
  • Johannes Ott
Case Report


Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition with an overall incidence of >10% in the female population of the Western world. As recently reviewed by Chaliha, vaginal delivery is a significant risk factor for the development of prolapse, with up to 50% of parous women having some degree of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) [1]. However, there are no epidemiological studies in the literature about the incidence of postpartum POP.

Surgery is the most common therapeutic regimen for younger women, as it is for older women. Although surgery for POP is effective in restoring anatomy, functional outcomes are not always as satisfactory. As a conservative treatment option, vaginal pessaries can be used, and are the only available evidence-based non-surgical intervention [2]. However, it has been suggested that relaxation of the pelvic floor with a pessary might afford only symptomatic relief, but this technique does not appear to have deleterious effects [3]. Moreover, the role of pelvic...


Pelvic Floor Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pelvic Floor Muscle Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GynecologySaint John of God HospitalViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyPetz-Aladár Teaching HospitalGyörHungary
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMedical University ViennaViennaAustria

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