WELCOME TO THE PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY!
Welcome to the MEDHELP PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY. For those of you who previously posted on the Urogynecology Forum, I'm hopeful you found us just fine after we set up this new forum specifically to address POP. For those of you who are new coming in, I'd like to welcome you to this community and am hopeful we'll be able to guide you on your journey to balanced pelvic floor health.
Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health concern that many women are unaware of until after they’ve been diagnosed. The PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY is for women of all ages, whether they’ve had children or not. Pelvic organ prolapse is extremely common in women age of childbearing age and up. Since there are 5 types of POP (cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, uterine prolapse, and vaginal vault prolapse) and different combinations of POP can exist simultaneously, POP symptoms vary from woman to woman.
The PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY is here to provide support and information for women who suspect they have POP, for women who are newly diagnosed with POP, for women trying to decipher surgical vs. non-surgical treatment options, for women who have already had surgery and wish to stay on top of the maintenance curve, and for women who would like to share their POP experience and expertise with others newly diagnosed. We welcome you one and all!
Here’s a few suggestions to make your MedHelp experience flow smoothly:
1.On your PERSONAL PROFILE PAGE you can send private messages, add friends, post notes for other members, add symptom trackers, journal your treatments or progress, or adjust your personal page theme.
2.Check out the HEALTH PAGES; the link for this is in the upper right hand corner or your screen. HEALTH PAGES addresses many health topics; there are a few articles posted there specifically related to POP.
3.Please join the community. You’ll find that women around the globe share your desire to learn more about pelvic organ prolapse and are willing to share their personal information to help others. To receive daily updates from the PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY, click WATCH THIS FORUM on the upper right hand side of the community page. You can also WATCH THIS DISCUSSION by clicking on that tab on the upper right hand side of the community page. Items watch listed will be sent to your email.
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5.Get acquainted with other members; anyone can add a friend by scrolling over a member’s name and clicking on “ADD A FRIEND”. You can PRIVATE MESSAGE or “PM” someone by scrolling over their name clicking “SEND A MESSAGE”. A NOTE can be sent the same way. (Everyone can view NOTES, only the recipient can view PMs.)
6.Once you’ve created your profile, click on MY MEDHELP (indicated by the little red heart at the top of your screen). Check out many great features like settings, trackers, notes, message, photos).
We are so glad you have found the PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY and look forward to you joining us! If you ever have any concerns, ideas, or comments about the forum in general, please feel free to send a PM-private message to me (sherrieP); as your community leader; I’m here to help!
I had Cystocele repair surgery 8 weeks ago. Unfortunately it was performed at a teachiing hospital and a resident did my surgery unknown to me. Now I feel it's just as bad as when I first discovered it. My PT said it's a level 2-3. I can feel it when i shower and if I look with a mirror it seems to be almost to the opening. What would you suggest I do? I simply dont' know what should be normal after this surgery and of course the surgeon is telling me it's all normal but I dont believe a word she says after my experience. Just hoping you have some suggestion
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