Abstract

Aim: The aim of this cross-sectional study is to estimate the prevalence of genital prolapse among married women of Udupi taluk, Karnataka, India. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1256 married women using a structured questionnaire. Women were interviewed in their residence using the Manipal Pelvic Floor Dysfunction screening questionnaire. Result: The mean age of the women participated in this study was 42.3±12.2. The overall prevalence of genital prolapse found in this study was 2% (n=25). Thirty-two percent (n=8) of the women with prolapse had symptoms of urinary incontinence. An association was reported between the age and the genital prolapse. Conclusion: This study shows a 2% (n=25) prevalence of genital prolapse in married women of Udupi Taluk.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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