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Does pelvic prolapse cause incontinence?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and No

Pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence are two distinct entities that often occur together. In some circumstances pelvic prolapse reduces urinary incontinence due to increased urethral pressures.
Surgeons often discuss issues of future incontinence when treating prolapse. A complete pelvic floor evaluation is important when planning surgery to avoid these issues.

In brief: Yes and No

Pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence are two distinct entities that often occur together. In some circumstances pelvic prolapse reduces urinary incontinence due to increased urethral pressures.
Surgeons often discuss issues of future incontinence when treating prolapse. A complete pelvic floor evaluation is important when planning surgery to avoid these issues.
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Dr. Earle Pescatore
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can

Especially if there is a weakness under the urethra ( tube you pee through).
There are many surgical and non surgical options. Check out www.Voicesforpfd.Org.

In brief: It can

Especially if there is a weakness under the urethra ( tube you pee through).
There are many surgical and non surgical options. Check out www.Voicesforpfd.Org.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Partly

It's associated and caused by the same factors that cause most stress incontinence but stress incontinence can occur without prolapse.

In brief: Partly

It's associated and caused by the same factors that cause most stress incontinence but stress incontinence can occur without prolapse.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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