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  • risk of prolapse
  • Your childbearing plans-Ideally, women who plan to have children (or more children) should postpone surgery until their families are complete to avoid the risk of prolapse happening again after corrective surgery. (acog.org)
  • If a woman has a forceps or vacuum delivery, her risk of prolapse goes up even more. (kiwifamilies.co.nz)
  • Women who are obese have a 40-75% increased risk of prolapse. (gwhc.com)
  • Obesity
  • Factors that increase pressure on the pelvic floor, such as obesity, constipation, straining with bowel movements and heavy lifting, increase the risk of developing a PFD. (virtua.org)
  • constipation
  • Factors that increase pressure in the abdomen, such as being overweight, constipation, straining to have a bowel movement, and chronic coughing may contribute to pelvic support problems. (empowher.com)
  • Examples include symptoms like chronic coughs or constipation - both of which contribute to pelvic organ prolapse, and will make mild cases more serious over time. (overlakeobgyn.com)
  • surgical
  • Patients with pelvic organ prolapse have three treatment options: nonsurgical approaches, surgical approaches, and observation. (aafp.org)
  • The author concludes that future research is needed to assess the functional outcomes of the surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse. (aafp.org)
  • Many physicians and gynecologists routinely screen patients for prolapse now, and a new surgical specialty urogynecology has developed to correct this problem. (targetwoman.com)