Pelvic organ prolapse

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What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Uterine prolapse (or Pelvic organ prolapse) occurs when the female pelvic organs fall from their normal position, into or through the vagina.

Common symptoms reported by people with pelvic organ prolapse

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pelvic organ prolapse

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) pelvic organ prolapse (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with pelvic organ prolapse, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pelvic organ prolapse

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems breathing difficulty 10 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
gastric ulcer
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness anxious mood 14 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pelvic organ prolapse (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1) pelvic organ prolapse (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hyperactivity
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
migraine headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pelvic organ prolapse, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pelvic organ prolapse on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 13
40s 32
50s 43
60s 41
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 5
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 149

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 95
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from pelvic organ prolapse patients who have completed their condition history
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