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Uterine Prolapse Related Questions

Uterine prolapse occurs when the muscles and ligaments that support the uterus weaken and can no longer support it, causing it to change positions and drop down from its usual position. There are various causes and treatments for this condition. To learn more about uterine prolapse and the available treatments for it, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by the Experts.

Can kegel exercises help with stage 3 uterine prolapse?

By the time stage 3 uterine prolapse occurs, the uterus can be seen pushing out of the vagina. At this point, kegel exercises may not provide any help. However, in milder cases, kegel exercises are usually the first approach that is taken to help this condition, following which pessaries are tried. These are typically medical devices that are used to provide support or deliver medicine in the vagina. If the pessaries fail, surgery is generally the only option left.

In many cases, a doctor may suggest a hysterectomy when a woman has stage 3 uterine prolapse to get relief from the consistent downward pull of gravity. If the woman decides on the surgery, the procedure should preferably be performed by an uro-gynecologist who has had specific training in the surgery. However, before surgery is suggested all other means of treatment can be attempted.

Is a woman in danger of suffering from a rectum and intestine prolapse if she decides not to have surgery for a uterine prolapse?

Case details: Already have a cystocele and rectocele.

If a woman has a cystocele and a rectocele, along with uterine prolapse, it is possible that she has a total vault prolapse which means her intestines could also move from their usual position. At this stage, it would be better to fix a consultation with a gynecologic surgeon who is familiar with vaginal prolapse. A surgery may be a safe and sensible option to consider because if the problem isn't repaired it will only worsen as time goes by.

How can one treat a uterine prolapse?

There are generally two ways for a woman to approach this condition: By seeking medical treatment or undergoing surgery.

The medical approach involves using a pessary—an option that is popular with women who wish to avoid a hysterectomy. There are several types of pessaries available that generally treat most forms of uterine prolapse. This option is also a surgery-free way of treating the condition.

The surgical choice would involve a hysterectomy. With medical advancements, a hysterectomy can now be performed through the vaginal canal, making the surgery much simpler than traditional hysterectomies.

Kegel exercises can also help a uterine prolapse. However, if the prolapse has progressed to second degree, it may not be of much help.

How do you know if you have a uterine prolapse?

A uterine prolapse can usually be diagnosed by its symptoms and only in very rare cases are there no symptoms at all. Generally, the most common symptom of a prolapsed uterus is excessive pelvic pressure or a bulge of tissue from the vagina. Many women explain the sensation as sitting on an egg, an unusual heaviness or a lower ache in the back. Usually when a woman, who suffers from a uterine prolapse, lies down, the symptoms tend to ease but become more acute when she exerts herself physically.

Uterine prolapse can be an uncomfortable experience for any woman. If a woman is diagnosed with this, many questions can arise as to what caused the prolapse and if there are treatments available to help the condition. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this problem, get in touch with an Expert now. They can offer medical insights and information to help the condition based on the details of your case.

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