Journal article

The Effect of Vaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery on Sexual Function

Daniela Ulrich, Peter Dwyer, Anna Rosamilia, Yik Lim, Joseph Lee

Neurourology and Urodynamics | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIMS: Data on female sexual function after prolapse surgery are conflicting. The aim of the study was to evaluate the change in sexual function and vaginal symptoms using patient reported outcomes following prolapse surgery in addition to the anatomical stage. METHODS: Prospective observational study of women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery. The validated International Consultation on Incontinence modular Questionnaire-Vaginal Symptoms (ICIQ-VS) questionnaire was completed preoperatively, 6 and 12 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Ninety-three women participated in the study with 83 (89%) returning the 6 months questionnaire and 80 (86%) the 12 months questionnaire. Twenty-four..

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