Family History Places Women At Risk Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 11:35 in Psychology & Sociology

Pelvic organ prolapse, a common and uncomfortable gynecological condition, runs in families, new research shows. Women with a family member who has had a hernia or prolapse -- two conditions that cause internal organs to protrude through a body opening --are more likely to develop prolapse themselves.

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