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Best Uterine Prolapse Treatment
Need urogynecologist: This problem generally involves the uterine wall which becomes weak (for example after multiple vaginal deliveries), and there is a dropping of the uterine wall beyond the vagina ( almost like turning a sleeve inside out). Usually, there are urination abnormalities invvolved--this is in realm of urology. Uterine problem--gynecology. Here, consider rx options from a uro-gynecology consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kegel's: Doing kegel, or pelvic floor exercises, can help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor and may help with the symptoms of prolapse. However, if the prolapse is severe, other treatments may be necessary. One option is to be fitted by your doctor with a device called a pessary, there are also surgical options to correct the prolapse. ...Read more
Prolapse: Prolapse is generally managed surgically. This may be approached vaginally with repairs or abdominally with sacral colpopexy for apical support. In patients who are medically fragile and poor surgical candidates, can be managed with a variety of pessaries. ...Read more
Rarely: Severe prolapse can cause partial urinary retention, or inability to completely empty the bladder. This can silently damage the kidneys, causing renal failure and even death of a kidney. This happens only with neglected severe prolapse, usually in an elderly woman. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the overall success rate with a sling using pig tissue for pelvic/uterine prolapse in the hands of an experienced doctor?
Unfortunately...: Not any better than a traditional suture repair in the hands of an experienced doc according to most of the data. Some reports even demonstrate higher failure rates. These types of grafts have been around for longer than the mesh grafts. If they were better the mesh would never have been pursued. Sorry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on problem: Meshes have been used intravaginally since development of the sling by ulmstead in the late 90's. Current fda warnings are for vaginally placed mesh reconstruction kits. If you have mesh and are having no problems, nothing to do. A good resource for a good doctor to help would be www.Sgsonline.Org. These guys are well trained and are scattered across the country. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: It is not always painful when the uterus falls down or out. In fact, it is not usually painful. It can be though when it is accompanied by the bowels in a herniation of sorts called an enterocele. Also, it can become raw and infected as it dries and remains exposed to the elements, thus causing pain. If it pinches the urethra shut it can cause significant pain and problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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