Is pelvic organ prolapse a cause of pelvic or low back pain?

  title={Is pelvic organ prolapse a cause of pelvic or low back pain?},
  author={Michael H. Heit and Patrick J. Culligan and Chris Rosenquist and Susan B Shott},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={99 1},
OBJECTIVE To test the null hypothesis that there is no association between pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic or low back pain. METHODS A total of 152 consecutive patients with pelvic organ prolapse completed a visual faces scale to quantify the amount of pelvic or low back pain present. Pelvic organ prolapse severity was graded by three techniques: 1) pelvic organ prolapse quantification staging; 2) descent of the leading edge of prolapse; and 3) dynamic cystoproctography. Linear and nonlinear… CONTINUE READING
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