Introduction with bothering symptoms that interfering with their


         Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a
common condition affecting females and the risk increases with age.1
Women with POP will present with bothering symptoms that interfering with their
daily activities, sexual function which leading to poor quality of life.2 Multiple
studies done worldwide to estimate the prevalence of POP, 32 to 41% of women
found to have different degree of POP on physical examination.3,4 On
the other hand, 3 to 8.3% of women found to have POP related symptoms.5-10
 We found that the prevalence of
POP varies from population to another and that depends on multi-factorial risk
factors, ethnic background, medical conditions, type of study conducted and approach
methods therefore, a screening program should be conducted to estimate the
precise prevalence of POP among general population.11,12 POP is
associated with multiple risk factors and one of the important risk factor is
multiparity and its known the multiparity and large families are common in
developing country especially in the Arab nation like Saudi Arabia.13,14

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Management of pelvic organ prolapse
considered a huge burden on economics and health resources and in USA its
estimated that the annual cost reach 300 million dollars.15 Management
of POP has been evolved in the past years and management approach  include nonsurgical treatment ( such as
conservative and using of mechanical devices ) and surgical treatment (such as
restorative, compensatory and obliterative surgeries ) and the approach to that
depending on multiple factors such as patients age, type and degree of prolapse
, medical conditions, patient preference and surgeons opinion and experience.16

 Multiple of national studies done worldwide to determine the
practice pattern of pelvic organ prolapse among urogynecologists, general
gynecologists and other involved physicians so there is no study done in the
kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to determine that and therefore, the aim of this
study is to identify the current management pattern, number of patients with
POP, characteristics of POP among our patients and the most common procedures
used among urogynecologists and general gynecologists in KSA.



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