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Can Uterine Prolapse Complicate Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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
Could rectocele cause repeat utis? What complications could arise if it is severe and combined with uterine prolapse? Could it be source of symptoms?
Generally no: A rectocoele occurs when there is a breakdown in the supporting tissue between the rectum and vagina; causing the rectum to bulge into the vagina. Many women with a rectocoele have no symptoms, but those that do may notice a bulge at the opening of the vagina or difficulty having a bowel movement. In some cases, women have to push the bulge back into the vagina in order to have a bowel movement. ...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
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
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