The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to compare the POPQ measurements before and after the procedure.
9) Preoperative measurements and staging, median Aa (cm) +3 +3 Ba (cm) +4 +5 tVL (cm) +8 +7 POPQ stage IIIBa IIIBa Haemoglobin (g/dl), 9.
Urinary splinting was uncommon when POPQ
point Ba was less than 0, but it ranged from 23%-36% for stage III and IV Ba prolapse.
defines prolapse as follows: Stage 0 is no movement, stage I is some movement I cm above the introitus, stage II is prolapse to the level of the introitus, stage III is prolapse beyond the introitus, and stage IV is complete extrusion.
Currently, pelvic organ prolapse was measured using the POPQ as described below.
Differences in POPQ individual measurement points between exams were tested with Wilcoxon Signed rank for paired data.
More than 1cm difference between AM and PM measurements was selected as a clinically significant difference that would favors a preference in timing of POPQ exam.
Result shows that there is no statistical significant value of AM measurement and PM measurement in individual POPQ components.
Six of the nine individual anatomical points evaluated in the POPQ changed significantly between the first and third trimesters.
Overall, most women were POPQ stage I, and none were higher than stage II.
POPQ Stage in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period First Trimester Third Trimester 6 Weeks Post (n=72) (n=49) Partum (n=37) POPQ Stage 0 85% 3% 0% POPQ Stage I 14% 62% 65% POPQ Stage II 1% 35% 35% Source: Dr.
defines the various stages of prolapse as follows: Stage 0 is no movement, stage I is some movement 1 cm above the introitus, stage II is prolapse to the level of the introitus, stage III is prolapse beyond the introitus, and stage IV is complete extrusion.