Obstetrics & gynaecology

Reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment revealed

Many women do not seek early treatment for pelvic organ prolapse due to confusion and a lack of awareness around the condition's symptoms – and feelings of shame and embarrassment – according to new research.

Oncology & Cancer

Douching: more harmful than helpful

(HealthDay)—Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there's only downsides to it.

Surgery

Surgical mesh itself not tied to increased complications

(HealthDay)—Use of mesh is not independently associated with an increase in the rate of complications of pelvic organ prolapse repair, according to a study published in the August issue of The Journal of Urology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Failure rate in some surgical mesh treatments unacceptably high

Failure rates in some treatments using surgical mesh are unacceptably high according to a newly published comprehensive biomedical review that considers the findings from peer-reviewed scientific articles assessing its use. ...

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