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Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Risks & Causes

Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Risks & Causes

Pelvic organ prolapse is very common, with over 40% of all women experiencing some degree of prolapse in their lifetime. Despite the high prevalence of this disorder, the exact cause remains unknown.

We do, however, know of various risk factors that increase the chances of developing pelvic organ prolapse. Some of these risk factors include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Vaginal delivery (in particular, difficult deliveries)
  • Some types of Hysterectomy
  • Constipation
  • Chronic coughing, straining or heavy lifting
  • Genetic connective tissue weakness

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