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how exactly does a doctor go in and fix vaginal prolapse?

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Several options: Depending on your age, you may want to consider just a pessary to "hold everything in." most procedures for prolapse are now done abdominally and/or with minimally invasive procedures. The procedures involve attaching the pelvic fascia, the tissue on the inside to structures inside your abdomen, such as cooper's ligament or the sacrum.
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Vaginal surgery : Usually but not always using suture and your own tissues.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does the vaginal move somewhere if you have vaginal prolapse?

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Prolapse: The vagina moves lower and occasionally, outside of the external genitalia. Look at it as if a bag is caving on itself.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do you fix vaginal prolapse?

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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Surgically: Vaginal prolapse that doesn't respond to conservative treatment can be treated surgically. The approach can be through the abdomen , through the vagina, or a combination of both. Repair can be with or without mesh products. The surgery should be tailored to your specific problem(s) depending on your symptoms and examination findings.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do surgeons fix a vaginal prolapse?

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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Surgically: Vaginal prolapse that doesn't respond to conservative treatment can be treated surgically. The approach can be through the abdomen , through the vagina, or a combination of both. Repair can be with or without mesh products. The surgery should be tailored to your specific problem(s) depending on your symptoms and examination findings.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How common is vaginal prolapse?

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Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Vaginal prolapse: The incidence of symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse is about 8 %. There is an 11-19% lifetime risk of surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes vaginal prolapse?

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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Childbirth: Vaginal prolapse is due to relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles. Although some studies have found up to 25% of female college athletes have stress incontinence, a common symptom of pelvic relaxation, the most common cause of pelvic floor muscle relaxation is pregnancy and especially childbirth.

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