Understanding Your Difficulties with a Prolapsed Uterus Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The uterus, sometimes known as the womb is the area in which a fetus would develop. It exists inside of the pelvis and is held in place by your muscles, ligaments and other tissues. The problem that is known as a prolapsed uterus occurs for many different reasons, including the strain that takes place during childbirth, particularly if it was a difficult labor and delivery. There is also a natural laws of estrogen as a woman gets older which could cause problems with the uterus collapsing into the vaginal canal. This is the condition that is commonly referred to as a prolapsed uterus but it occurs in many different stages. During the first degree, the cervix drops into position into the vaginal canal. In the second degree, it is protruding beyond the opening of your vagina. In the third degree, it exists outside of the vagina and in the fourth degree, it is completely on the outside of the vagina. Pelvic organ prolapse begins as muscles weaken due to various life changes. For some, pregnancy or childbirth, menopause, aging, obesity and genetics can be a common cause. There are various types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Bladder prolapse (Cystocele), small bowel prolapse(Enterocele), rectal prolapse(Recotcele), uterine prolapse and vaginal vault prolapse. In each case, these various forms of prolapse occur when the organ bulges or protrudes into the vagina.
If you have a problem with a prolapsed uterus or are experiencing some of the symptoms, such as lower back pain, a difficulty with walking, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating or a pressure in the pelvis, you can contact The Woman Center for information about what we can do to assist you in dealing with this problem successfully. Many of the tests that may be necessary for this condition can be done directly in our facility, including an ultrasound or an examination by the doctor. We can then give you the treatment options that are available, such as caring for yourself at home and strengthening your pelvic muscles or giving you estrogen as a supplementary medication. Fitting a vaginal pessary in some cases.
Other treatments for prolapsed uterus pelvic organ prolapse
There are other forms of treatment that are available, including the possibility of going through a surgical procedure. During the surgery that takes place for prolapsed uterus, your uterus is either going to be repaired or removed. You will need to discuss the likelihood that you may want to become pregnant with the surgeon before the surgery takes place. If you are unable to go through the surgery or wish to try alternate forms of treatments, we can recommend a supportive device or other types of therapies that can assist you in being comfortable.