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Overactive Bladder Symptoms After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Feb. 9, 2021

While it has been shown that overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms improve for women after pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery, there has been little evidence showing which women will experience these improvements. New research led by urogynecologist Danielle Antosh, MD, at Houston Methodist, showed that age was the most significant factor related to unresolved OAB symptoms for women who had POP repair. Having a concomitant midurethral sling procedure, parity, menopausal status, preoperative hormone use and preoperative stage of prolapse were not associated with persistent OAB symptoms. However, advanced age showed an inverse relationship with resolution of OAB symptoms after surgery.

For further details, see the results published in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery in December 2020.