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Can I Die From Uterine Prolapse If I Ignore It
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
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
Yes: Although vaginal childbirth is a big risk factor for prolapse, there are other risk factors such as chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, or heavy work or anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure. There may be genetic predisposition also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can feel it: If your uterus is falling out(prolapse, you can typically feel a hard substance like the end of your nose, low down in your vagina or almost falling out. This is the neck of the womb or cervix. Prolapse is also often accompanied by bladder and/or bowel problems, and often with low backache. Intercourse may also be difficult or painful. ...Read more
POP symptoms: Pressure and fullness in the vaginal area are most common, especially after standing for long periods or with heavy work/lifting. Sometimes pain with intercourse occurs also. Most women do not realize they have an issue until they see or feel a bulge, usually with wiping after urination. ...Read moreSee 3 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 3 more doctor answers
Careful !: Depending on the extent of the repiner and the use of mesh material. Your surgeon would have discussed this with you. As a general rule for laparoscopic cases 3 weeks of no heavy lifting (anything that could make you grunt). ...Read more
Limited choices: 3 options with prolapse: live with it, wear a pessary, or surgical correction. Ways to help symptoms but not reverse condition: kegel exercises, avoid constipation & unnecessary heavy lifting, maintain normal weight. In addition, avoid smoking as it weakens collagen- important for ligament strength. Usually once prolapse pushes through vaginal opening, it starts to worsen at a faster pace. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I push to get my vaginal dc out sometimes very hard.Can it cause vaginal or uterine prolapse?Worried, virgin and handicapped.Plz answer.Thanks
I push and get my vaginal dc out sometimes very hard.Can it cause vaginal or uterine prolapse?Answer, really worried.M virgin and handicapped.
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
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