Effect of weight change on natural history of pelvic organ prolapse.

  title={Effect of weight change on natural history of pelvic organ prolapse.},
  author={Bela I. Kudish and Cheryl Bernadette Iglesia and Robert J. Sokol and Barbara Cochrane and Holly Elizabeth Richter and Joseph R Larson and Susan Lee Hendrix and Barbara V Howard},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={113 1},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between change in weight and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) progression/regression in women during a 5-year period. METHODS Postmenopausal women with uteri (N=16,608), ages 50 to 79, who were enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Estrogen plus Progestin Clinical Trial between 1993 and 1998 were included in this secondary analysis. Baseline pelvic examination, repeated annually, assessed uterine prolapse, cystocele, and rectocele using the WHI… CONTINUE READING
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