What is pop Q classification?

The Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantifications System (POP-Q) is a system for assessing the degree of prolapse of pelvic organs to help standardize diagnosing, comparing, documenting, and sharing of clinical findings. The POP-Q provides reliable description of the support of the anterior, posterior and apical vaginal wall.

How many grades of prolapse are there?

It consists of four grades: grade 0 – no prolapse, grade 1–halfway to hymen, grade 2 – to hymen, grade 3 – halfway past hymen, grade 4 –maximum descent.

What is pop diagnosis?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), the herniation of the pelvic organs to or beyond the vaginal walls, occurs in up to 50 percent of parous women and causes a variety of pelvic, urinary, bowel, and sexual symptoms [1]. The exact stage of POP is diagnosed on pelvic examination.

How successful is POP surgery?

The success rate of POP surgery varies tremendously depending on the definition of treatment success that is used (19.2%–97.2%).

How do you know what stage a prolapse is?

Staging a POP relies on identifying the lowest extent of any part of the six defined points; if any point reaches close to the hymenal ring (at least stage 2), the prolapse is usually symptomatic.

How does the POP Q system work for pelvic organ prolapse?

The POP-Q system should be conducted on a patient who has emptied their bladder beforehand. It is found that an empty bladder aids in magnifying a better representation of a prolapse in the six specific locations (Aa, Ba, C, D, Ap, and Bp). However, no influence is seen on GH, PB and TVL with an empty bladder.

What should I do if surgical mesh was used to repair my pelvic organ prolapse?

What Should I Do if Surgical Mesh Was Used to Repair My Pelvic Organ Prolapse Transvaginally? What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the tissue and muscles of the pelvic floor no longer support the pelvic organs resulting in the drop (prolapse) of the pelvic organs from their normal position.

Is there a staging system for pelvic organ prolapse?

This system was named the ‘Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) System’ and is generally used in clinical setting. POP-Q is the more routinely used staging system seen in published research.

How to report a pelvic organ prolapse to the FDA?

Submit a voluntary report about any problems experienced with surgical mesh for repair of pelvic organ prolapse through Medwatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting program. If you have had transvaginal POP surgery but do not know whether your surgeon used mesh, ask your surgeon at your next scheduled visit.