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Elderly Mother Has A Prolapse Uterus What Are The Options
3 options: Depends on health. Hysterectomy with repair, a procedure known as colpocliesis, uterus is left, vagina is replaced and closed. She may also be a candidate for a pessary, a device fitted by her doctor, worn in the vagina, which helps hold everything in place. It does require special care sev. Times a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suspect I may have a prolapse. I am 45, have had 2 children and my mother and grandmother both had prolapses of the uterus. My symptoms are long term ( ie the last year or so) feeling of pressure low down, discomfort and stress incontinence while exer
Sounds like prolapse: Considering your history and the symptoms that you describe you probably do have some type of prolapse. Many women can feel something bulging through the vaginal opening. To check, place fingers at the vaginal opening while seated on a toilet and bear down as if you are trying to have a bowel movement. Your doctor could determine exactly what parts are dropping and discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helllo,my mother was suffering from prolapsed uterus from last 20 years,cause blood & pain. now she is suffering from unsual sudden low blood pressure?
What non-surgical options are there for prolapsed uterus, and is there a risk leaving it untreated? Severe prolapse
There : There is minimal to no risk leaving uterine prolapse untreated. Your treatment decisions should largely be based upon your degree of symptoms or bother. The main risk with leaving it untreated is that it could worsen over time. This could also lead to symptoms related to bladder or bowel function such as urinary incontinence or difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel. Typically patients chose to treat it surgically when it is bothersome enough to warrant surgical intervention and risk. There are several non-surgical options. The main one is a pessary which is a device worn in the vagina to support the uterus. You can have this fitted by a gynecologist. Properly fitted and placed you will not even know that it is there but your symptoms of pelvic pressure caused by the prolapse should be resolved. Depending upon the size of the prolapse, not every woman can successfully use a pessary. If your prolapse is small and symptoms are minor then the main non-surgical treatment is strengthening your muscles by doing kegels and avoiding heavy lifting and straining such as constipation. ...Read more
Possibly...: Uterine prolapse during pregnancy is very uncommon however it can cause a variety of urinary tract symptoms and in severe cases without proper management can put both the mother and the baby at risk. With proper management, successful pregnancies are often very possible. It's important to discuss your concerns and plans for management with your OB as early in the pregnancy as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't improve it: You can't actually do anything to improve prolapse. The good news is that prolapse isn't dangerous. Treatments are for the symptoms you may have: pain, pressure, difficulty with urinating or having a bowel movement. A pessary or physical therapy may help. Surgical options range from hysterectomy to bladder procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prolapse: When there is a weakening or tear in the support structures (ligaments) of the pelvis, the pelvic contents may fall lower in the pelvis or even begin to protrude through the vagina. This is known as prolapse. It can be very minor or very severe (the entire uterus and bladder protrude through the vaginal opening). ...Read more
Yes, kegel exercises: Pelvic floor exercises, or kegel exercises can help with mild to moderate prolapse. In severe cases surgery may be necessary. To do these exercises sit in a chair and squeeze around the anus like you are try not to pass gas. Next squeeze around the front like you are trying not to pass urine. Hold each squeeze several seconds and repeat 5 times. Do this several times a day. ...Read more
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