Six Astonishing Facts About How Common Pelvic Organ Prolapse Really Is!

Current research suggests that Pelvic Organ Prolapse is unfortunately more common than we think.

Research has shown that:

  1. Approximately 1 in 3 women will have a Stage 2-3 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  2. Approximately 1 in 9 women will ultimately require surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  3. The risk of prolapse increases with age:
  • Age 60 = 1 in 9 women
  • Age 70 = 1 in 6 women
  • Age 80 = 1 in 5 women
  1. Pelvic Organ Prolapse surgery accounts for three times as many surgeries as Stress Urinary Incontinence surgeries
  2. 1 in 3 women who have Pelvic Organ Prolapse surgery will need repeat surgery
  3. 75% of women have some degree of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If you think you may have Pelvic Organ Prolapse or need assistance in the treatment or management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse then come and see Bonnie, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Bend + Mend Physiotherapy in Sydney’s CBD.

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