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The degree of satisfaction of women undergoing surgical repair of prolapse, compared with clinical and urodynamic findings

Carlo Vecchioli-Scaldazza, Carolina Morosetti, Vincenzo Ferrara
  • Carlo Vecchioli-Scaldazza
    Divisions of Urology, ASUR, Area vasta n° 2, Jesi, Italy | cascave@alice.it
  • Carolina Morosetti
    Clinical Pathology, ASUR, Area vasta n° 2, Jesi, Italy
  • Vincenzo Ferrara
    Divisions of Urology, ASUR, Area vasta n° 2, Jesi, Italy

Abstract

Obiective: To assess the degree of satisfaction of women undergoing surgical repair of prolapse, compared with the clinical and urodynamic findings. Materials and Methods: 72 women hospitalized for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) were enrolled in this prospective study. Patients underwent clinical evaluation and urodynamic study before and 4 months after POP repair. Women were assessed for urinary symptoms by micturition diary and patient perception of intensity of urgency scale. Women were also questioned about defecation and sexual life. POP repair was performed in all cases without the use of a mesh. Subjective evaluation was performed by patient global impression of improvement questionnaire. Results: 56 women were evaluable. Improvements were found in all micturition symptoms and in particular in voiding symptoms. Feeling of vaginal bulging disappeared in all patients. A slight improvement was found in constipation; 62% of patients had a normal sexual life but 27% refrained from sexual activity. Judgement of patients was between “much improved” and “very much improved”. Conclusions: Disappearance of the feeling of vaginal bulging was by far the best result. Improvements were found in most of the symptoms particularly in voiding symptoms and urodynamic findings.

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Genital prolapse; Pelvic organ prolapse surgery; Voiding dysfunction; Urodynamics; Sexual function

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