Pelvic organ prolapse is a topic many women don’t feel comfortable discussing. In the U.S. it’s estimated that more than three million women have pelvic organ prolapse, which happens when an organ in the pelvic area, such as the bladder, uterus or rectum, pushes against the vaginal walls and falls down through the vaginal canal. To put it simply, it’s like a hernia in the vagina. Fore more information on pelvic organ prolapse, read this interesting article from the Washington Post.
While it’s estimated that over 200,000 women receive surgery every year to correct pelvic organ prolapse, many women suffer in silence. This week is National Women’s Health Week, so today is a good day to shed light on this sensitive subject.
Dr. Dena O’Leary, who is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and fellowship trained in urogynecology, discusses pelvic organ prolapse in this new video. Dr. O’Leary practices at INTEGRIS Women’s Health Edmond.
Dena O’Leary, MD, is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and fellowship trained in urogynecology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX and completed her internship and residency training at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX. She furthered her education with fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.
Dr. O’Leary is a member of the International Urogynecologic Society, American Urogynecologic Association and International Continence Society.
Her special interests include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and mesh complications. To make an appointment with Dr. O’Leary, call 405-657-3931.