INTRODUCTION: Vaginal pessary placement for the management of genital prolapse
is a practice that has been described since the time the ancient Greeks.
In a prospective study in 60 patients with genital prolapse
, detrusor overactivity was present in seven women (20%) with grade 1 or 2 cystocele versus 13 (52%) with grade 3 or 4 cystocele (18).
Factors associated with symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction six years after primary operation of genital prolapse
. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2008; 87: 910-5.
Epidemiology of genital prolapse
: Observations from the Oxford Family Planning Association Study.
All patients with or without UI who chose reconstructive surgery were diagnosed with Stage III genital prolapse
in at least one part according to the Pelvic Organ Prolapse-Quantification system.
Compounded with socio-cultural factors, the result is poor treatment seeking behavior and hence poor quality of life.9 Susilaet al reported that genital prolapse
remains the commonest (18.8%) among gynecological morbidities and the prevalence was significantly associated with a lower socio-economic status and presence of chronic illness.10
Schuessler, "The depth of the pouch of Douglas in nulliparous and parous women without genital prolapse
and in patients with genital prolapse
," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), also known as "uterine prolapse" or "genital prolapse
", stress urinary incontinence--SUI, trouble controlling the passing of intestinal gases and defecation as well as sexual dysfunctions all belong to the group called pelvic floor muscle (static) disorders (pelvic floor disorders--PFD) [2, 3].
 Chronic genital prolapse
may be associated with carcinoma of the cervix and more rarely with carcinoma of the vagina.
Beckers, "A newborn with a genital prolapse
," BMJ Case Reports, 2010.
Although the overall frequency of genital prolapse
in D.I.Khan population is difficult to ascertain.