Pelvic Organ Prolapse (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Pelvic organ prolapse is often related to stretching and pressure during labor and childbirth. This can occur when a woman delivers a large baby [over 9 lb (4 kg)] or when she has a long, difficult labor and delivery. Pelvic organ prolapse most often appears during menopause, as pelvic tissues damaged during childbearing age and lose strength.
Other factors that may increase the risk of developing pelvic organ prolapse include:3
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