The Role of Genetics in Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The most well known cause of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women is prior vaginal deliveries. There is increasing evidence that genetic factors contribute to pelvic organ prolapse. There was a study led by Dr. Peggy Norton where researchers examined the chromosomes of 115 women who were treated for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and all 115 women also had a family history of pelvic organ prolapse. The researchers found seven DNA sequence variations that were associated with these 115 women.

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