Pelvic organ prolapse in women: what are the patient expectations of the prospective treatment?

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Background. Personalized approach to the issue of pelvic organ prolapse in women assumes a detailed analysis of the patient’s expectations from the surgical treatment ahead.

Aim: detailing the treatment goals for patients with POP.

Materials and methods: Four hundred eighty six patients (mean age 54.3 ± 9.5 years) participated in a survey designed based on content from verbal reports of women with POP seeking medical help.

Results: Out of 9 presented options patients indicated 2–7 treatment goals. The most frequently specified main goals of the treatment were: cure of urinary incontinence (48.6%), correction of vaginal wall prolapse (27.1%), and improvement of quality of sexual life (10.3%).

Conclusion. Patients with POP indicate numerous objectives of surgical treatment. Treatment of urinary incontinence is the most frequently sought out main goal.

Mikhail Yu. Korshunov

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FSBEI HE “Academician I.P. Pavlov First St Petersburg State Medical University”
Russian Federation, 6/9, Lva Tolstogo street, St. Petersburg, 197089

PhD, associated professor; Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductology

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