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Table 1 Reasons for not seeking medical advice. % represents the percentage of women among the 69 women who did not seek medical advice. Some women might have reported more than one reason

From: The degree of bother and healthcare seeking behaviour in women with symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse from a developing gulf country

Reason for not seeking a medical advice No (%)
Embarrassment to see a medical doctor of any gender 35 (51%)
Belief that POP is normal among women especially older women 35 (51%)
Hope for spontaneous resolution of the POP 33 (48%)
Embarrassment to see male doctor 23 (33%)
Unawareness of the existence of medical treatment 21 (30%)