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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)
  • Minimizing factors that increase abdominal pressure such as constipation and cough can minimize the risk of prolapse. (oregonclinic.com)
  • Symptomatic
  • In a study by Panman et al in 2016, examining the two-year effects of pelvic floor muscle retraining, it was demonstrated that in women aged 55 and greater with symptomatic mild pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor muscle retraining results in a significant decrease in pelvic floor symptoms when compared to watchful waiting (note: statistically significant but below the minimal clinically important difference). (physio-pedia.com)
  • menopause
  • Due to the drop is oestrogen levels during the menopause , the pelvic floor muscle tissue doesn't work as effective any longer. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • 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)
  • Chronic constipation, heavy lifting, chronic coughing as well as some collagen disorders are all thought to increase the chance of developing a prolapse. (oregonclinic.com)
  • constipation- chronic straining to empty the bowel can cause prolapse. (continence.org.nz)