Update: I wanted to let all the wonderful women (and men) who have reached out to me over the past 16 months with their questions about pelvic organ prolapse know that I will be shifting over to the new PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY. I’m hopeful you’ll join us in our new community that is specific to POP; I’ll continue to do my best to guide you through the diverse paths of POP recognition and treatment. Here’s a link to get you to the right page-http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Pelvic-Organ-Prolapse-POP/show/1164
Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health concern that many women are unaware of until after they’ve been diagnosed. The UROGYNECOLOGY*PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE COMMUNITY is for women of all ages, whether they’ve had children or not. Although pelvic organ prolapse is more common in women age 50 and up, many women in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s are diagnosed every day. 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 UROGYNECOLOGY*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 topics relevant to pelvic organ prolapse (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 UROGYNECOLOGY*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.
4.Feel free to comment on another person’s posting; the great thing about a support structure is we are all here to help each other. The insights you share may be just the info another member is in need of. You can also start a new thread; by posting a new question or insight, you may be helping out another member who is new to the forum and too shy to jump in.
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 UROGYNECOLOGY*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 private message to me (sherrieP); as your community leader, I’m here to help!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US!
Urogynecology/Pelvic Organ Prolapse Community Leader