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Can your organs fall after a hysterectomy? What questions should I ask my doctor?

Related Topics: Organ, Hysterectomy

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University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
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After a hysterectomy, a woman can develop "pelvic organ prolapse" which is when one of the pelvic organs, the uterus or bladder or rectum drop down into the vagina. At least 50% of women will develop a prolapse in their lifetime. I would ask your physician the following questions:

Do I have a prolapse?
Which organ is dropping?
What is the degree or stage of the prolapse?
Can a pessary help it? The use of a pessary is the first treatment to try....

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